Baird & Warner is the first real estate brokerage in Chicagoland to launch the Zillow Group’s Broker Pro Reviews API widget directly through their website. This new and improved system allows Baird & Warner agents to continue to provide the kind of online testimonials and support that today’s homebuyers and sellers expect.
We need a new, scalable approach to managing decision performance. It must replace the historical theory of rational choice. It must acknowledge that our psychology often leads us astray. And it must use simple, friendly tools like this one, designed to have an outsize impact on how managers and teams make decisions.
The temperature inside is controlled by simply opening operable windows. There's no solar power, but a solar water heating system provides hot water. In addition, rainwater is collected in six tanks for use as irrigation and toilet flushing, and the home is also part-clad in green walls.
"We are off to an incredible start in 2016," said Zillow Group CEO Spencer Rascoff. "We expected to accelerate revenue growth during the year, and we are already seeing this with only one quarter on the books. Growth across our brands continues to be strong, with Zillow Group as a whole seeing a record number of unique users in March. This will be an exciting year for Zillow Group."
By all means, make your stuff better. More important, focus on the unstated reasons that drive most rejections. And most important: Shun the non-believers and sell to people who want to go on a journey with you.
When the Floating Seahorse floating home was first unveiled, it had the look of something that might well stay on the drawing board. On the contrary, though, the first one is now in situ at the World in Dubai and, such has been the interest in them, details of a larger Signature Edition have been released.
Early 2016 interest rate declines would have saved $44/month on purchase of median-priced home, but home price appreciation cut savings to just $18/month - Home price gains in Washington, Colorado and Oregon completely cancel out interest rate savings; now cost more per month than at end of 2015 - Rate drops have increased refinanceable population by 2.3 million borrowers year-to-date, now 7.5 million total - Overall mortgage delinquency rate now below pre-crisis average; it will still take more than two years at current rate of reduction for seriously delinquent inventory -- including active foreclosures -- to reach "normal" levels
Jason Goecke has provided us with a little glimpse of the future, that's actually possible right now. The California developer hacked together a way to command his Tesla Model S to pull itself out of his garage using his Amazon Echo.
According to the 2016-Q1 Texas Quarterly Housing Report released by the Texas Association of Realtors, housing inventory fell to an all-time low of 2.8 months in 2016-Q1, a decline of 0.6 months from the first quarter of 2015.
To help put into perspective just how dire the situation is, the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University estimates that a monthly housing inventory between 6.0 and 6.5 months is a level at which the supply and demand for homes are balanced. This is about 47% to 43% less than where is needs to be in order to be balanced.
This is basically the oldest trick in the book, as far as online scams go. But what makes this situation somewhat unique is that the bogus apps are officially available on the Google Play store, where you’d expect to download apps safely.
Consumers may still not quite understand the appeal of the IoT, but the bean counters sure do. Which is why Helium might be a sign of what's to come. In the future, you might not have to pay to make your home into a smart home. Your insurance company might just subsidize it
Trestle by CoreLogic, a software solution suite that will fundamentally change the offering of multiple listing service (MLS) data to brokers and their vendors. Trestle will be the real estate industry's first 'data mart' to benefit brokers, their technology partners, and the MLSs in which they participate.
Connected devices like smart TVs, speakers, and wireless headphones are also easing consumers into the smart home process of connecting devices through Bluetooth and the internet. CTA believes that this is a bridge for households to move to a smart home system, once they understand the capabilities of a connected home.
However, while low interest rates dented the fair value of its mortgage–servicing rights portfolio, the company still posted a strong first quarter thanks to servicing and originations performance and improvement in its end-to-end digital real estate platform, Xome.
Beginning June 27, 2016, lenders will be required to use the new web-based Electronic Appraisal Delivery portal for Federal Housing Administration loans. And before using the FHA portal, lenders are required to register for and participate in an onboarding phase before the mandatory effective date.
Back in 1995, less than 1% of the world's population used the internet. During that same year, Newsweek published a now-infamous article (originally titled, "The Internet? Bah!"), which surmised that the internet would amount to little more than a fad.
Over the last two years under Amy’s product leadership, Clareity Security developed and implemented a new and much improved biometric-based security platform (SAFEMLS PLUS), built and upgraded its entire customer base to its new V3.0 SSO Dashboard, designed a content management system (CMS) module for the new dashboard, and recently launched a new Broker Dashboard product line.”
Zebra crossings—the striped crosswalks common on roads around the world—don't necessarily work very well. In one Swedish study, drivers stopped for pedestrians only 5% of the time at the crosswalks, and rarely slowed down.
A city in India is experimenting with another approach: By adding some perspective shading to the stripes, the crosswalk looks a little like a roadblock from a distance.
We've seen plenty of multitouch tables from Ideum, but its latest effort adds full UHD resolution and upgraded internals. It's also designed to recognize real-world objects, opening the door to interactive experiences that could help out in professional settings.
Clareity Security customers got an announcement today notifying that longtime employee/partner Kevin Hughes will be leaving the company later this month. Kevin is joining CSS as their VP of Sales, Marketing, and Business Development
Before I could even finish a digital innovation feature piece for HousingWire’s magazine, get it edited, published and put on the website, let alone delivered in the mail, Wells Fargo had already rolled out an entirely new, more simplified and streamlined app for cell phones.
“We are surrounded by these creatures every day, yet we cannot normally see them, so one of the aims of ‘Microsculpture’ is to make it more accessible and palatable for us to view these stunning creatures,” Biss told The Huffington Post.
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