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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...

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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....

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The Fastest Growing Companies Use These Technologies

There are thousands of services and apps out there that can help to power business success, but which ones ares used by the best of the best? Today’s infographic from GetVoIP looks at the tech behind the 1,250 fastest growing companies in the U.S.,...

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Mid-2017 Market Report; Let Fear not Guide You

Lots of “ifs” Reading yesterday’s Daily Progress about the most recent Charlottesville area real estate market report, one significant piece of advice and context was missing from the “buy now, sell now” message. IF the...

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Use Less, Save More: Energy-Efficient Tips for Lowering Your Utility Bills

We all enjoy being warm and cozy in the winter, and cool as a cucumber in the summer – but the energy bills that keep us there can get out of hand quickly. In fact, the average American household spends roughly $200 per month on energy bills, a...

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What is the Difference Between the NYSE and Nasdaq?

The NYSE and Nasdaq exchanges are worth a collective $32 trillion in market capitalization, making up a sizable portion of the global equities market. However, while they are both large American stock exchanges containing listings that are household ...

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From ‘Sold’ to ‘For Sale’ and Back Again: The 4 Phases of Homeownership

You may live in your home for two years, or you may hunker down for two decades. But no matter how long you call it yours, you’ll likely experience these four key stages of homeownership – from the day you get your keys to the day you han...

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The Dark Side of the Internet

The term Dark Web is evocative. It conjures up images of hitmen, illegal drugs, and pedophilia. One imagines a place where the dark side of human nature flourishes away from the eyes – and laws – of society at large. Today’s infographic, from C...

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What is the World’s Most Powerful Passport?

The World’s Most Powerful Passports Which passports are travel assets, and which are liabilities? The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays. Whether you seek to explore distant lands, or you just want to sit on a remote...

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What We’re Reading: July 3-7

Demand, video, libraries, architecture, coffee, mobility, and the future. Who else has jumped on the cold brew bandwagon? This gorilla is all of us when it comes to baby videos. We’ve got nothing on this special library! U.S. Department of Ener...

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Rehabbing a Home? Be Ready for These 5 Costs

So you want to calculate the price tag on a house rehab, but you have no construction background. How do you go about it? Understandably, this is a common scenario that holds many people back from flipping houses. It’s also one of the most comm...

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NeighborhoodX: In praise of secondary cities

Every so often I include a guest post that I wish I had written on my own. This is one of them. It was written by my friend and colleague at NeighborhoodX. I hope you enjoy it. In praise of secondary cities Why the next great Brooklyn neighborhood mi...

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Floating Homes & Houseboats

While a huge part of “Sleepless in Seattle’s” appeal could be chalked up to the ’90s rom-com duo of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, another significant part of the movie’s charm is its setting in a floating home. The key dist...

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Bigger Homes and Gardens: Caring for Your New, Upsized Outdoor Space

When Lance Fort upsized from an apartment to a 2,350-square-foot home in Shoreline, WA, a bedroom community just north of Seattle, he ended up with quite a project on his hands. The rundown split-level needed significant work, and he spent the first ...

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Your New, Bigger Space: 5 Ways to Win at Upsizing Your Home

As a new generation graduates from renting to homeownership, they face plenty of uncertainties: How much homeowners insurance is enough? Is a home warranty necessary? How do you fill a 4-bedroom home with the stuff that used to be in a 1-bedroom apar...

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What We’re Reading: June 26-30

Building materials, punctuation, architecture, technology, hiring, pollution, and Julia Child. You might avoid polystyrene packaging, but it is proving to have benefits as a construction material. Is the Oxford comma necessary? Only if you value clar...

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