Carrington Real Estate Services, the brokerage wing of Carrington Holding Company LLC, has entered the Washington, D.C., market by acquiring the largest affiliate of Realty Direct LLC's franchise network.
Nearly nine out of 10 of people now trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations. The New York Times went so far as to say, "If you provide a service or sell a product and you are not reviewed, you might as well not exist." More specific to real estate, a recent survey from Google shows two in three customers "researched prospective real estate agents extensively online prior to working with them."
Trulia’s total revenue for the third quarter of 2014 was $67.1 million, up 67% year-over-year. Total subscribers as of Sept. 30 were approximately 77,900, an increase from approximately 74,000 as of June 30.
More than 40 California organizations join with the California Reinvestment Coalition in calling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to strengthen the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act through greater transparency.
Most real estate agents and brokers use IDX to simply display MLS listings or home search tools on their website, but as home buyers have become more Internet-savvy, IDX has evolved to encompass more. Agents today have the option to use basic home search tools provided by their MLS, or build more advanced IDX solutions; usually with the help of an IDX vendor.
Dan Kenshalo, a longtime "big data" consultant for the U.S. Department of Defense, is now the new head of Black Knight Financial Services' "innovation laboratory," part of its data and analytics division.
The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, inched 0.3 percent to 105.0 in September from 104.7 in August, and is now 1.0 percent higher than September 2013 (104.0). The index is above 100 for the fifth consecutive month and is at the second-highest level since last September.
A windshield-mounted camera and radar located near the bumper scan the roadway and provide warnings to the driver if a collision risk is detected, and if the driver fails to respond promptly enough, the system can automatically brake, applying full force if necessary.
Google exec, Alan Eustace, has broken the 128,100-ft (39,045-m) high-altitude skydive record set by Felix Baumgartner in October, 2012 (with much less fanfare). Jumping from a balloon at 135,890 ft (41,419 m) above Roswell, New Mexico, Eustace also set new world records for vertical speed and freefall distance.
The market expected the announcement of the end of quantitative easing Wednesday, putting an end to a more than two-year-old asset purchase program. Now the market is left to adjust for where the next step could potentially be.
The companies are calling the report a first for the real estate industry, because it combines industry data, proprietary company transactional data and publicly available Google Trends data to predict market trends as they are occurring, instead of waiting weeks to see the findings of other benchmark studies.
The Federal Reserve said today it’s put an end to the final round of “quantitative easing” — massive purchases of mortgages and Treasurys intended to goose the economy by helping keep the cost of borrowing low.
HomeAway has announced that Luxury Rentals from HomeAway now hosts the largest collection of high-end vacation rentals available in one place. The site, which offers travellers the ultimate in luxury accommodations, achieves this milestone one year after its initial launch.
It’s ironic that when the first Millennials were born, their Baby Boomer parents couldn’t afford a home either. Looking back to October 1981, interest rates on a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage exceeded 18%. It wasn’t until rates fell below 10% in 1986, and to the 7% range in the early 2000s, that affordability ceased to be a major impediment to homeownership. Today, California’s housing affordability problem is back and here's why.
According to the report, residential properties, including single-family homes, condominiums and townhomes, sold at an estimated annual pace of 4,402,741 in September, a decrease of 1% from August 2014 and a decrease of 19% from one year ago.
San Francisco-based Top Agent Network filed suit Monday in U.S District Court for the Northern District of California against Zillow, alleging theft of its proprietary trade secrets to create the highly touted “Coming Soon” feature.
Kieren McCarthy wrote a piece on TheRegister.co.uk about the 100 people who will shape the future of the Internet. The article takes a look at the Cross Communiy Working Group who will set out to propose the right transition plan for IANA.
There’s a Jackson Pollock hanging outside my closet door, and my marble fireplace appears to stretch the width of three ping pong tables. The living room overlooks a wide-angle view of Miami's Key Biscayne Bridge.