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Luxury Senior Living Platform Seeks To Hire 1 Lucky 'Undercover Grandma'

Luxury Senior Living Platform Seeks To Hire 1 Lucky ‘Undercover Grandma’

By Justin Malonson / January 15, 2021

To see whether luxury housing for seniors truly lives up to the hype, one assisted living search platform is looking for a “glamorous grandma” to go undercover as a tester. CaringAdvisor.com, a search platform for various assisted living options across the country, is planning to release a repository of senior […]

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Figure Lending lands $100M funding facility

By Justin Malonson / January 15, 2021

SoFi co-founder Mike Cagney’s latest digital mortgage operation Figure Lending closed on a $100 million funding facility from JPMorgan Chase this week. The warehouse facility will allow the company, a subsidiary of Figure Technologies, to originate conventional loans as well as jumbo loans, the company said in a statement Wednesday. […]

The Real Word: 5 more trends from the 2021 Swanepoel Trends Report

The Real Word: 5 More Trends From The 2021 Swanepoel Trends Report

By Justin Malonson / January 15, 2021

Byron Lazine and Nicole White are two agents in Connecticut who give us their thoughts on the week’s news every Friday in “The Real Word,” a weekly video column on Inman. Last week, Byron and Nicole tackled the 16th edition of the Swanepoel Trends Report, which boasts a wealth of […]

Smart home tech: Which smart locks are best for security?

Smart Home Tech: Which Smart Locks Are Best For Security?

By Justin Malonson / January 15, 2021

A smart lock can offer homeowners security, convenience and a peace of mind. Here’s how to find the best (and most compatible) smart lock in a sea of options — plus a few tips on keeping your home extra secure. It’s been a year now since we first compared Schlage […]

Need Print And Social Media Marketing Fast? Enter CoVault

Need Print And Social Media Marketing Fast? Enter CoVault

By Justin Malonson / January 15, 2021

An agent from Victoria, British Columbia, has built a new listing and social media marketing solution for the busy agents everywhere — and it’s called CoVault. Have suggestions for products that you’d like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert? Email Craig Rowe. CoVault is a marketing software […]

Housing market set for New Year ‘correction’

House prices to fall in the first quarter

By Justin Malonson / January 14, 2021

Property prices will fall by 6.2% in the first quarter of 2021, reallymoving has predicted. The decline is expected to accelerate on a monthly basis from -1.2% in January, -2.5% in February, and -2.6% in March. Rob Houghton, chief executive of reallymoving, said: “Considering the wider economic context of the […]

New parliamentary group to promote commercial property

New parliamentary group to promote commercial property

By Justin Malonson / January 14, 2021

Gagan Mohindra is member of parliament for South West Hertfordshire Over the last 20 years the economics and politics of the housing market has been transformed. Housing used to be a battleground between different ideologies. The Labour party thought that it owned council houses and their tenants, and their answer […]

Ipswich Building Society ups LTI limit for high earners

Ipswich Building Society ups LTI limit for high earners

By Justin Malonson / January 14, 2021

Ipswich Building Society has started stress testing applicants at 5.5 times loan-to-income for those earning at least £75,000, up from 4.5. However the society is not limiting its maximum income multiples to professionals, such as doctors, lawyers, accountants, architects and vets. Richard Norrington, chief executive of Ipswich Building Society said: […]

Pandemic chaos means Brexit troubles will hurt less

Mortgage brokers doing ‘visa’ searches in 2020

By Justin Malonson / January 14, 2021

Mortgage advisers most commonly searched for ‘visa’ in 2020, data from Legal & General Mortgage Club found. This was likely as a result of a weaker pound, more interest from Hong Kong buyers, as well as uncertainty facing EU nationals and expats due to Brexit. The ‘maximum age’ of a […]

Fannie, Freddie could exit conservatorship without capital

Trump administration will not end GSE conservatorship

By Justin Malonson / January 14, 2021

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Federal Housing Finance Association issued a joint statement Thursday officially announcing they decided against restructuring the taxpayers’ stake in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In other words, the government-sponsored enterprises will not be exiting conservatorship under the current administration. In a statement […]

If It's January, It's Agent Appreciation Month At Inman

New Year, New Look: How To Revamp Spaces For A Fresh Start In 2021

By Justin Malonson / January 14, 2021

Whether you’re looking to reboot your personal space, office space or latest listing, these 10 tips will help you clear out the old, ring in the new and enjoy a fresh sense of renewal. If it’s January, it’s Agent Appreciation Month at Inman. Join us all month to celebrate all […]

4 positive changes 2020 brought to teams

4 Positive Changes 2020 Brought To Real Estate Teams

By Justin Malonson / January 14, 2021

Despite the uncertainty, seek out ways to cultivate daily gratitude for those things that are going right in your life — both big and small. As a team, here are all the good things we can be thankful for. To succeed in your career, you need to first start with […]

From rumors to reality: The long and winding path to a Compass IPO

The IPO That’s Been ‘Coming Soon’ For Years

By Justin Malonson / January 14, 2021

The Compass initial public offering was the story everyone saw coming, so it was no surprise that the real estate industry wasn’t, well, surprised when the company confidentially filed paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Monday. Looking back through the Inman archives, it’s felt like Compass’ IPO has […]

Olympic swimmer is first real estate agent to be charged in Capitol riot

Olympic Swimmer Is First Real Estate Agent To Be Charged In Capitol Riot

By Justin Malonson / January 14, 2021

Klete Keller, a former olympian and commercial real estate agent in Colorado Springs, resigned from his brokerage earlier this week. Klete Keller, a former five-time Olympic swimming medalist for the U.S. and a current commercial real estate agent was charged this week in U.S, District Court for his participation in […]

New jobless claims spiked last week as COVID cases continue to spread

New Unemployment Claims Hit Highest Level Since September

By Justin Malonson / January 14, 2021

New unemployment claims continued to spike as the daily number of deaths from COVID-19 has routinely topped 4,000 since earlier this month. The number of total unemployment claims last week reached 1.1 million, an increase of 231,335 from the previous week, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.  The spike […]

Are you a leader? Here's how to bring out the best in your people

Are You A Leader? Here’s How To Bring Out The Best In Your People

By Justin Malonson / January 14, 2021

By fostering an environment that allows everyone to be their best selves — staffers who genuinely want to do meaningful work, combined with happy agents who have what they need to succeed — you’ll create a win-win situation. Here’s why. As a real estate executive, you’re likely wondering how you […]

Ex Zillow, Trulia Execs Add Funding To Latin American Housing Startup

Ex Zillow, Trulia Execs Add Funding To Latin American Housing Startup

By Justin Malonson / January 14, 2021

La Haus, a startup aiming to transform home sales in Mexico and Colombia, raised $35 million as part of a Series B funding round, it was announced Thursday. Former Zillow and Trulia executives are doubling down on La Haus, a real estate marketplace and transaction startup aiming to transform the […]

Home Point Capital to raise $500M, give half to its owners

Home Point Capital to raise $500M, give half to its owners

By Justin Malonson / January 14, 2021

Ahead of its independent public offering, Homepoint‘s parent company plans to raise hundreds of millions of dollars in debt to replenish its owners’ wallets. The wholesale lender’s parent company, Home Point Capital, is seeking to raise $500 million in debt in a private placement sale. Half of the net proceeds […]

What powers your business? 7 components every agent needs

What Powers Your Business? 7 Components Every Agent Needs

By Justin Malonson / January 14, 2021

Agents are a lot like computers — they need several key systems to function properly. Here are a handful of crucial components every agent needs to operate efficiently and without a hitch. This article series is largely taken from The Real Deal: Billion Dollar Real Estate Broker with permission from the author. […]

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One mortgage company finds higher purpose hiking 14ers

By Justin Malonson / January 14, 2021

It’s 6:30 in the morning on September 25, 2020, and a small team from The Home Loan Expert is beginning their long climb up Mount Elbert, the highest summit in the Rocky Mountains of North America and the highest point in Colorado.  In a class commonly referred to as 14ers […]

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