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Home price growth stays strong amid high demand: CoreLogic

Amid low inventory and sky-high demand, home prices rose at a steady rate this spring — even as fears of a pandemic-induced downturn remain.
Tags: Analysis, Radio, Predictive Analytics, CoreLogic, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Home Prices, Frank Martell, CoreLogic Home Price Index, Dr. Frank Nothaft

Kanye West picks up affordable housing plans again

On Sunday, one day after announcing he would run for president, Kanye West tweeted a photo of his prefabricated, low-income housing design that he rolled out about a year ago, indicating that the project may be back in full-swing.
Tags: Elon Musk, Kim Kardashian, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Kanye West, Radio, Wyoming, Calabasas, News Brief, Low-income Housing, Affordable Housing Developers

Sereno Group acquires East Bay brokerage J. Rockcliff

The move allows Sereno Group, the largest independently owned and locally operated residential real estate brokerage in Silicon Valley and the Santa Cruz Coast, to expand its coverage in the Bay Area even further.
Tags: California, Radio, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, East Bay, Bay Area, Santa Cruz, Acquisitions, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Sereno Group Real Estate, Sereno Group, Charitable Donation, J. Rockcliff Realtors, Chris Trapani

Black, Hispanic homeowners slapped with higher property taxes: study

Based on panel and taxing entity data, researchers found Black and Hispanic homeowners pay up to 13 percent more in property taxes, according to a joint study by Indiana University and the University of California-Berkeley.
Tags: Homeownership, Radio, Discrimination, Property Taxes, Indiana University, Markets & Economy, Select, News Brief, Black Homeownership, Hispanic Homeownership, Property Tax Assessment, Tax Assessment

NYC Compass agent fired over behavior toward homeless people

Scott Sobol, a former agent for Compass in Hell's Kitchen, has been let go because of video footage showing his behavior toward homeless people in his neighborhood.
Tags: Facebook, New York City, Radio, Homeless, Agent, Compass, Homeless Shelter, Nextdoor, Facebook Video, Douglas Elliman, Corey Johnson, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, The New York Post, Hell's Kitchen

This is the best city for first-time homebuyers

A new ranking from WalletHub looks at the best and worst cities for first-time homebuyers.
Tags: Radio, WalletHub, Select, News Brief, Best City, Worst City, First-Time Homebuyers, Most Affordable Cities, Buyers Tools, Best Property Tax, Cheapest City

David Terbeek knows when to tell a client it’s not the right time to buy

"The relationship and long-term benefit of working with the client is much more important than that one single sale," the RE/MAX Haven Realty founder said.
Tags: Lifestyle, Radio, Teams, Agent, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Theme Months, Teams Month, Theme-month-202007, Da\vid Terbeek, Re/Max Haven Realty, David Terbeek, MAX Haven Realty

Real estate agent beaten by attackers using homophobic slurs

Keller Williams agent Christian Council was attacked early Saturday morning in Oklahoma City. He said the incident "felt like a hate crime" after the assailants allegedly used homophobic language.
Tags: Real Estate, Police, Lgbt, Radio, Agent, Oklahoma, Hate Crime, Gofundme, Industry News, Oklahoma City, Keller Williams, Christian Council, News Brief, Pride Month, Bobby Calmes

Ricoh Tours launches new features, announces rebrand

Users can create 2D listing images with a new auto-crop feature, and create teams so fellow brokers and agents can access video recordings.
Tags: Technology, Radio, News Brief, Virtual Tours, Ricoh Theta, Virtual Technology, Ricoh Tours, 3d Tours, Ricoh360 Tours

KW agent fired after comparing LGBT people to murderers

Bobby Calmes described himself as "anti LGBTQ" in one of several Facebook posts Tuesday. His company fired him within an hour.
Tags: Facebook, Real Estate, Lgbt, Georgia, Bible, Radio, Agent, Pride, Industry News, Keller Williams, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, Andy Peters, Bobby Calmes

Small business loan program ends with billions unspent

The Paycheck Protection Program suffered from a rocky rollout, but ultimately stops accepting applications Tuesday with more than $100 billion on the table.
Tags: Real Estate, Radio, PPP, Industry News, Small Business Administration, SBA, Ben Cardin, Markets & Economy, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Pandemic, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Paycheck Protection Program

@properties follows HAR’s lead, axes ‘master’ from marketing

The Chicago-based company said removing the term is an "easy and obvious" change that will promote "a greater sense of dignity and inclusivity."
Tags: Chicago, Radio, Racism, John Legend, Discrimination, Houston Association of Realtors, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Master Bedroom, HAR, State of the Housing Union, Thad Wong, Master Bathroom, Mike Golden

Inside Real Estate acquires dashCMA

The software will now have access to 600+ MLSs just a year after inception, and founder Karen Abram says she’s "beyond excited to join the Inside Real Estate family."
Tags: Technology, Radio, Exclusive, Cma, CRM, Industry News, Acquisitions, Select, News Brief, Real Estate Technology, Karen Abram, Listing Presentations, Inside Real Estate, Kvcore, DashCMA, Ned Stringham

JP Morgan Chase: 100-year-old WWII vet can stay in his home

James Been, a 100-year-old army veteran and Brooklyn native, had foreclosure charges against him by JP Morgan Chase dropped on Friday.
Tags: Lifestyle, Radio, Brooklyn, Veterans, World War Ii, Jp Morgan Chase, Foreclosure, Select, News Brief, Subprime Mortgage Crisis, Subprime Lending, The New York Post, The Great Recession, Predatory Lending, Housing Bubble, Banking & Lending

Beta tested for 3 years, this CRM is set for early 2021 launch

Developed by a high school dropout and aerial photography pioneer, CRM will focus on agent websites, property marketing and customer relationship management.
Tags: Technology, Marketing, Radio, Industry News, Select, News Brief, Real Estate Technology, PROPtech, Listing Videos, Brokerage Marketing, Video Automation, Agent Websites, Automated Videos, Circlepix, Dan Nix, Property Panor

John Legend to Houston Association of Realtors: ‘Fix the real problem’

John Legend asked the real estate industry to focus on housing discrimination instead of fixing "fake" problems, like removing "master" from multiple listing service descriptions.
Tags: Social Media, Radio, Racism, Agent, Tmz, John Legend, Houston Association of Realtors, Select, News Brief, Master Bedroom, Housing Discrimination, Houston Association of Realtors (HAR, Master Bathroom, Mls Descriptions, Racism In Real Estate, MLS terminology

Zip Your Flyer announces eVIDEOS, dynamic content for social media marketing

The Seattle-based, family-owned company helps agents market listings to other agents, and is now producing animated social media posts for multiple networks.
Tags: Technology, Marketing, Radio, Seattle, Facebook Marketing, Twitter Marketing, Select, News Brief, Social Media Content, Listing Marketing, Property Marketing, eVIDEOS, Instgram marketing, Online Property Marketing, Zip Your Flyer

This analyst thinks Zillow will capitalize on real estate ‘shockwave’

Loup Ventures Managing Partner Gene Munster believes as people continue to move from urban areas to suburbs, Zillow will benefit from increased engagement.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Zillow, Real Estate 2.0, Gene Munster, Select, News Brief, Loup Ventures, Zillow Offers

Stephanie Anton announces departure from LeadingRE

Luxury Portfolio President Stephanie Anton announced on Tuesday she's leaving LeadingRE after 14 years to pursue other opportunities.
Tags: Radio, Luxury Real Estate, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Paul Boomsma, Stephanie Anton, Luxury Portfolio

Keller Williams ends exclusive deal with Offerpad

Keller Williams will allow other investors to make all-cash offers on homes through Keller Offers, its iBuying division.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Zillow, Redfin, Keller Williams, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Opendoor, Offerpad, iBuyer, Keller Offers, Gayln Ziegler

NAR conference goes virtual over health and safety concerns

The 2020 Realtors Conference & Expo was supposed to take place in New Orleans in November, but it was moved online amid lingering concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
Tags: Florida, Real Estate, Radio, Arizona, New Orleans, Conference, Industry News, NAR, National Association of Realtors, News Brief, Pandemic, Bob Goldberg, Vince Malta, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Coronavirus Pandemic

Caliber Home Loans settlement gives $17M in loan forgiveness to New Yorkers

The settlement applies to borrowers who were enrolled in interest-only loan modifications, as well as customers dealing with the economic fallout of COVID-19.
Tags: Mortgages, Radio, Mortgage, Loan Forgiveness, New York State, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Homeowner, GSEs, Select, News Brief, New York Attorney General, Predatory Lending, Mortgage Loan, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, COVID-19

Home prices continued to rise through the pandemic: FHFA

Home prices were up 5.5 percent year-over-year in April, according to FHFA's home price index.
Tags: Sales, Radio, FHFA, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Home Prices, HPI, Lynn Fisher, Federal Housing Finance Authority

Elm Street Technology bolsters web services with IDX Broker acquisition

The acquisition-minded proptech Elm Street Technology has acquired IDX Broker in its first purchase in the year of COVID-19 to strengthen national MLS reach and web marketing offerings.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Mls, Mergers and Acquisitions, CRM, IDX, Select, News Brief, PROPtech, Elevate, Website Marketing, MLS & Associations, Idx Websites, Elm Street Technology, Acquistions, Idx Broker

Agent attacked at open house faces long recovery

The Virginia agent who was hit over the head more than 10 times with a wrench is facing a long and difficult road to recovery, friends and colleagues say.
Tags: Technology, Nbc, Virginia, Radio, Agent, Gofundme, News Brief, Dustin Holdren, Lenora Farrington, Teresa Grant, Kathryn Bishop, Keller William Realty

Remote notarizations surge during pandemic

A survey of more than 350 real estate professionals indicates that remote online notarization has increased nearly 40 percent in recent months.
Tags: Amazon, Real Estate, Radio, Lending, Industry News, Qualia, Closing, Select, News Brief, Pandemic, Notarization, Nate Baker, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Online Closings

Cloze excels in empowering real estate relationships

First reviewed five years ago by Inman tech columnist Craig C. Rowe, Cloze continues to standout as a powerfully advanced way to focus on existing relationships as a source of new business.
Tags: Technology, Opinion, Radio, Teams, CRM, Text Messaging, Customer Relationship Management, Marketing Automation, Inman, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Real Estate Technology, Email Campaigns, Tech Reviews, Sphere Of Influence

Elon Musk scratches an LA mansion off his list of worldly possessions

The billionaire CEO of Tesla Inc. has sold one of his Bel Air properties to an LLC affiliated with William Ding, a tech billionaire and founder of NetEase.
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, California, La, Listings, Lifestyle, Tesla, Radio, Bel Air, NetEase, Gene Wilder, Select, News Brief, Tesla Inc, William Ding, Million Dollar Buyers

Agents launch fundraiser for KW Realtor attacked at open house

On Saturday, Lenora Farrington of Keller Williams Realty was hospitalized after a man hit her on the head with a blunt object during an open house.
Tags: Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Abc News, Gofundme, Mike Miller, Keller Williams Realty, Select, News Brief, Bedford Countuy Sherriff's Department, Dustin Holdren, Lana Cary, Lenora Farrington, Teresa Grant

NAR predicts major sales rebound this summer

Existing-home sales fell annually for the third straight month in May, but NAR expects that to change over the coming months.
Tags: Radio, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Lawrence Yun, Markets & Economy, Select, News Brief, Existing-Home Sales, MLS & Associations