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David is CEO of Move, Inc./realtor.com. Realtor.com makes buying, selling, and living in homes easier and more rewarding for everyone. getty Before I joined realtor.com, I thought of online home search the way most people probably do — a way to look at pretty pictures of homes, dream about where my family and I might live, and learn about what’s available in Read more…


Aaron Marshall is CEO & Co-Founder of Keyrenter Property Management, the nation’s leading property management and real estate franchise. getty If you’re in property management or you work in any sort of real estate, it would be very easy right about now to feel pretty bleak about your profession. “Nobody in their right mind,” you might think, “is going to buy or Read more…


The concept of falling real estate market. Reduced interest in the mortgage. A decline in property … [+] prices and apartments. Low interest rates on mortgage loans. Reduced demand for home. selective focus getty Whether you live in a bustling city, sprawling suburb, or somewhere in between, it’s likely that you’ve been hearing more stories of people moving from expensive Read more…


A real estate agent needs to demonstrate certain traits for them to succeed in this line of work. Granted, not all real estate markets are the same, but buyers tend to look for similar things before deciding they can trust a real estate agent. These traits tell the client a lot of details that the agent doesn’t even need to Read more…


2-8a Rutland Gate in Knightsbridge was bought by a Hong Kong investor for $264 million Beauchamp Estates London’s prime housing market is seeing strong interest from Hong Kong and mainland Chinese buyers, with real estate agents reporting above-average levels of investment. London-based estate agency Beauchamp Estates reports that over the past 6 months it has sold more than $374 million worth Read more…


Chris McAllister is the Founder of Real Estate Brands Ltd, the franchising entity for ROOST Real Estate Co. and Lucky Town Real Estate Co. Getty The real estate market has never been tighter. I have been licensed for 20 years now, and I have never seen the market more aligned with the interests of sellers and residential real estate investors. Sellers who Read more…


Apartment communities are focusing on safely reopening swimming pools. Getty As apartment communities begin to ease some coronavirus restrictions, rental housing providers are laying the groundwork for a new normal that will be anything but ordinary.  Apartment firms are concerned about the economy and the impact that the pandemic will have on operations, according to Amy Groff, senior vice president Read more…


A Breather office space on Broadway in New York City, featuring furnishings positioned for social … [+] distancing. Breather The ways in which American employers think about work space are changing as the world slowly reopens. Companies are likely to re-evaluate both the type and amount of space they lease in the coming years. The tendency to sign long-term leases Read more…


Getty The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees the government-sponsored mortgage buyers Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, unveiled a tool that allows renters to check whether they are protected under the federal eviction moratorium. Under the CARES Act, which came into effect in late March, renters living in properties with a mortgage secured by Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae benefit Read more…


This is the XSquare design mirror by Duravit with design partner Kurt Merki Jr. It comes complete … [+] with mirror-cabinet solutions, and storage cabinets. Photo courtesy of Duravit Smart mirrors are a relatively new trend that takes reflectivity in the bathroom to the next level. Designed with perfect illumination in mind, they add extra luxury to the bathroom. Now Read more…


The Scottsdale, Arizona, area boasts more than 200 golf courses. Getty Two of the largest resorts in the Scottsdale, AZ, area have changed hands. Real estate investment firm Southwest Value Partners purchased the two Hilton properties for a combined $162 million, Commercial Property Executive reports. Robert Sarver, majority owner of the Phoenix Suns, co-founded Southwest Value Partners in 1990 and remains Read more…


Boost your home’s curb appeal by adding a pop of color to the exterior. Getty Whether you’re feeling cooped up at home, looking to put your home on the market this spring or are freed from a busy work schedule, this could be the perfect time to find therapy in home improvement tasks. “The COVID-19 crisis is obviously keeping a Read more…


10 Corso Como in New York City’s Seaport District Getty Images Just 18 months after opening a sprawling store in New York City’s Seaport District, luxury retailer 10 Corso Como is closing its doors. The apparent culprit: An accelerating coronavirus pandemic, which has created an uncertain future, according to Women’s Wear Daily. As non-essential stores have shuttered over the last Read more…


Studies show that digital, algorithm-based mortgage solutions discriminate less than more traditional lending models (about 40% less, in fact)—ultimately enabling more approvals of minorities, as well as lower loan costs for those borrowers as well. New data released this morning supports these findings even further. According to a report released by Compass and digital mortgage lender Better.com, the company has Read more…


Photo: Getty As the current economic expansion enters its 11th year — the longest on record — the “when will it end” speculation continues apace. As cap rates hover near historic lows and properties trade for historic highs, the question is particularly relevant for multifamily assets — one of the major beneficiaries of the current expansion. It’s impossible to know Read more…