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ICYMI: California Leads Way Toward Environmentally-Conscious Homes

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - 4 hours 2 min ago

Energy efficiency is the name of the game in new construction. Being environmentally conscious is trending in resale homes, as well. Although many green homes exist, with energy-efficient appliances such as programmable thermostats, low-water usage washing machines and dishwashers, and low-energy lightbulbs, a powerful exterior addition is about to become a permanent solution in California’s new construction market: renewable energy in the form of solar panels.

Rod Messick, Regina Coia and Pete Slaugh: A Dynamic and Strong Culture

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - 4 hours 2 min ago

The Homesale Family of Companies, which includes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty, is a leading real estate company serving the Baltimore, Md., and South Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania real estate markets, and last year finished second among all Berkshire Hathaway companies nationwide.

‘Pre-nup’ fight scuttles merger of Colorado’s two largest MLSs

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2018-05-25 18:24
REcolorado and Information and Real Estate Services (IRES) began "complex and highly charged" merger talks in March 2017 on the heels of a declined acquisition proposal and a terminated data share. 

Arizona agent uses real estate marketing skills for activism

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2018-05-25 18:11
Joined by colleagues at his brokerage, Keller Williams Realty Professional Partners, Rosene has leveraged his business network and background to support the grass-roots campaign, such as by mobilizing notaries needed to advance a ballot initiative.

Nearly 60% of servicemembers can put zero down when buying a home

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2018-05-25 15:54
Active-duty servicemembers purchase homes on average eight years younger than civilians, despite a lower median household income, a May report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found. One reason may be that 56 percent are able to purchase a home without putting any money down, thanks to loans from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. 

What makes veterans a great fit for real estate?

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2018-05-25 15:07
In honor of Memorial Day, we wanted to know more about why real estate has become a good career choice for returning servicemembers. We asked these Chicago-area agents to share more insights about how serving in the military prepared them for a successful career in real estate.

With Client Giant, high-touch client retention service gets serious

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2018-05-25 12:47
Earlier this month, Jay O'Brien spun his gift for high-touch relationships into a new startup, Client Giant, which helps real estate agents, small businesses and larger firms develop client relationships. Next month, the company will roll out its services to new clients.

Real Estate in Cyberspace - WUSA9.com

USA Real Estate News - Fri, 2018-05-25 11:48

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Real Estate in Cyberspace
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Real Estate in Cyberspace. Unable to load video. Our real deal pros reveal the best ways to work with a real estate team over the internet to buy a home in a far away town. Published: 12:34 PM EDT May 25, 2018 ...

Women CEOs still a rarity, but pay tops that of men - USA TODAY

USA Real Estate News - Fri, 2018-05-25 11:35

USA TODAY

Women CEOs still a rarity, but pay tops that of men
USA TODAY
He worries real change will take years. Brande Stellings, senior vice president of advisory services at Catalyst disagrees. She said companies that make the decision to change have been able to do so quickly. "The differentiator is not generation or ...

Lennar chair and Zillow CEO talk predictions for near-future homes

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2018-05-25 10:00
In 15 years, built-in home Wi-Fi — no need for a separate router — and speaking door locks could be as common in a typical house as the refrigerator.

Industry Challengers: Here Come the Incumbents

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Fri, 2018-05-25 09:08

Real estate is an industry that I love. My family, our agents, and the customers we serve motivate me every day. Like many of my peers, I have watched many disruptors come and go. They come into our industry with bags full of investment capital, only to learn that real estate is a tough business that operates on very slim margins. For the most part, these industry challengers never turn a profit, run out of money, and fade away.

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