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Drop in August homebuyer traffic could signal fewer sales

Homebuyer traffic — a strong indicator of future home sales — was down in August, with the sharpest drop seen among current homeowners, according to the Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey. The survey’s...

Agent who brokered record Vancouver condo sale on track for $200M in sales

“There’s more money around today than there’s ever been in the high-end market” flowing in from the Middle East, China and Asia, says luxury agent Malcolm Hasman. Hasman, who’s on track to rack up...

Journalist becomes real estate agent in 4 days

Kristen Craze, a journalist for The Daily Telegraph in Australia, became a real estate agent after completing an online course that lasted a grand total of four days, exposing a low barrier to entry...

Colorado flooding takes toll on inventory, impedes lending

Inventory, already low in the Boulder, Colo., market, is down about one-third because of water damage from disastrous  flooding, and the floods seem to be pushing some buyers who were having trouble deciding between...

Video news blog vs. cash-awards photo contest

Editor’s note: The #madREskillz finalist that receives the most votes in the poll below will be featured in an Inman News story. Click here to learn how to participate in Inman News’ weekly #madREskillz...

Wealthy young buyers twice as likely to buy homes as older ones

Fourty three percent of buyers with a minimum household income of $250,000 or more are considering buying a home in the next 12 months, compared to 21 percent of those who are 55 or...

Possibly ‘dangerous’ home value appreciation slowing

National home values posted their highest annual increase since July 2006 in August, climbing 6.6 percent year over year, according to the August Zillow Value Index. But despite the increase, August’s monthly value appreciation,...

Berkshire Hathaway brand may lure top talent to new franchisor

Berkshire Hathaway’s recently launched real estate franchisor, HomeServices of America, believes it can leverage the stellar reputation of its parent company to make a splash in real estate. Berkshire Hathaway’s brand “promises integrity, trust...

Housing bubble prophet warns of looming global catastrophe

Jeremy Grantham, an investment strategist who called the Internet and housing bubbles, spoke with The Wall Street Journal about another disaster that he believes is looming on the horizon: environmental catastrophe. According to WSJ:...

World’s tallest vertical garden will evoke ‘dystopian future’

A mixed-used development being constructed in Sydney, Australia will feature the world’s tallest vertical garden. The 545-foot-tall blanket of vegetation will sweep down the building’s facade, according to The Atlantic Cities. “The effect is like...
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