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The Addition of Nextdoor to the Zillow Group Network?

You may have seen the news that Nextdoor is releasing a new feature allowing agents to advertise themselves and their properties on the Nextdoor website (Inman coverage). I think they’ll learn what we learned at Zillow early on: self serve for age...

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Don’t Be a Dummy: This Texas Mannequin Mansion is Waiting for Y’all

Calling all aspiring Andy Warhol types: A Houston-area artist is offloading a Texas residence and the listing is a must-see (especially for mannequin lovers). Our tour starts at the gates to this private place, where a camouflaged figure waits to say...

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Truepad – Showcasing the “Best Valued Homes”

I spent some time looking at TruePad, a real estate portal only available in Chicago (Inman coverage here). “Find the best valued homes”. I like it. Unlike the majority of approaches I see (aka search for home in city X), that actually seems li...

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Making Sense of the HUD-1 Settlement Statement

The HUD-1 Settlement Statement gives you all the answers you need about your closing. Today, though, it’s called the Closing Disclosure. Any loans closed after October 15, 2015, use this new disclosure. Lenders must provide you the form at least 3 ...

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Apple, HomeKit, and Smart Homes

There was news about HomeKit this week, which I’m sure is going to be a major player in the connected-smart home market over time. Apple has added interactive HomeKit experiences to 46 retail stores worldwide. Game changing news? Certainly not. But...

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What Does the Truth in Lending Act Do For You?

The Truth in Lending Act protects mortgage borrowers. It ensures these borrowers receive fair treatment. It oversees the disclosures, advertisements, and notifications consumers receive. In short, it regulates how lenders run their business. It also ...

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What We’re Reading: July 10-14

Affordable housing, heat, technology, property management, engineering, and architecture. New tech campus plans include housing, of which 15 percent will be affordable housing. This new geothermal system from Google’s Alphabet is a bargain compared...

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‘Frasier’ Star Kelsey Grammer Says Farewell to His Chelsea Home

Perhaps Frasier Crane is heading back to Seattle. Kelsey Grammer, the six-time Emmy Award winner who portrayed psychiatrist Frasier Crane on the hit TV shows “Frasier” and “Cheers,” has sold his posh Manhattan pad for just under $8 million. ...

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House of the Week: This Magical Treehouse Happened By Accident

The most unique home in the land of peaches may just be a hideaway up in the treetops. Peter Bahouth never intended it to be that way. The environment, he says, had different plans. “You know if you’ve ever been on a project where things ...

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Redfin, Industry-Leading Venture Firms Pledge to Diversify Startup Boards

Image via Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce/Flickr Redfin is joining forces with venture capital firms in Seattle and Silicon Valley that are committing to diversify high-technology company boards. The venture firms will encourage new portfolio comp...

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Designer Lookbook: Deidre Oliver’s Streamlined Master Bath

Designer Deidre Oliver, with Niwot, CO firm Oliver Designs, transformed her neighbor’s ’90s master bath into a contemporary spa sanctuary with high-end plumbing and beautiful finishes. Oliver reconfigured the 432-square-foot bathroom’s ...

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Home Prices and Buyer Competition Hit New Highs in June as Inventory Drought Dragged into 21st Consecutive Month

The median home sale price increased 7.3 percent from a year ago to $298,000 in June. This is the highest national median sale price recorded since we began keeping track in 2010. Despite record-high buyer demand during the busy spring market, sales ...

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10 Waterfront Homes Under $300,000

Finding a budget-friendly house on the water might be easier than you think. We found listings across the country that are easy on the eye and the wallet. Whether you’re ready to land a waterfront home or just daydream, check out these 10 homes und...

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Here’s How Americans Spend Their Time, Sorted by Income

Today’s visualization comes from data scientist Henrik Lindberg, and it shows America’s favorite past-times based on the participation of people in different income brackets. It uses data from the American Time Use Survey that is produced by the ...

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