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We've fallen for open-plan living in recent years. After all, not many of us have a formal room just for company anymore. And with modern building materials, we don't necessarily need every room to have four walls to keep it at a comfortable temperature. But although an open plan may bring the space, light, flow and garden views we desire, it can also feel problematic to organize into zones - and prove distracting to share.
Posted: January 19, 2018, 11:55 am
My wife and I are retired and are in our seventies. We have two children, and our house is currently worth approximately $300,000. We purchased the property many years ago for $32,000, and currently have a very small mortgage and a $40,000 home equity loan. What are the implications of all of this appreciation on our estate if we do not sell our house before we die. Must my heirs pay tax on the entire appreciation?
Posted: January 19, 2018, 11:55 am

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Cloud MLX today announced deals making its front-end MLS interface available to subscribers of two California multiple listing services: the 7,000-member Bay Area Real Estate Information Services (BAREIS) MLS and the 4,000 plus-member San Francisco Association of Realtors (SFAR) MLS. 
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: January 19, 2018, 11:44 pm
“The government shutdown will have an impact on real estate transactions should it continue for an extended period of time,” said Mendenhall
Author: Jotham ​Sederstrom
Posted: January 19, 2018, 9:40 pm
When looking at the year as a whole, home sales increased 1.7 percent over 2016 and prices rose 7.0 percent to a median sales price of $284,
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: January 19, 2018, 8:27 pm
Over the next decade, rent in mid-market cities like Raleigh, Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio, could rise by as much as 2 percent, or up to $15,000, and homeowners are likely to see a boost in property values, according to a new study
Author: Jotham ​Sederstrom
Posted: January 19, 2018, 5:41 pm
ERA Team Real Estate is aiming to nearly triple its sales volume in 2018 with the acquisition of independent firm Pam McDowell Properties
Author: Gill South
Posted: January 19, 2018, 5:10 pm
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Author: Inman
Posted: January 19, 2018, 2:36 pm
Matterport has announced that a recent firmware upgrade has reduced the amount of time it takes to capture footage when creating an immersive 3-D listing tour
Author: Craig C. Rowe
Posted: January 19, 2018, 11:00 am
A good property description will open the door for potential buyers. Start implementing these tips today to set your listings apart from the masses and garner more interest from potential buyers
Author: Richard Nolan
Posted: January 19, 2018, 10:45 am
Extreme beauty, dynamic personality and social media marketing savvy are just three of the reasons I’ve been stalking Claudine Ellis on Facebook for about a year now — and likely how she became known as a “Dream Girl.”
Author: Melinda Goodwin
Posted: January 19, 2018, 10:30 am
One way real estate agents are getting more ROI from their marketing efforts is by teaming up. Planned together, well-thought out marketing endeavors help brand agents and can be lucrative in turning over inventory and earning healthy commissions
Author: Sam Benson
Posted: January 19, 2018, 10:15 am
Several months ago, I realized that I was living my life in sort of a faded beauty shot. Everything I looked at had a warm glow around it, and everything was slightly blurry. Bright sunlight washed everything out, and at night, everything was just black
Author: Lisa Fettner
Posted: January 19, 2018, 10:00 am
The median U.S. home value has risen 6.5 percent year-over-year to an all-time high of $206,300 -- a number that is only expected to increase in 2018, thanks to double-digit decreases in inventory
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: January 18, 2018, 10:57 pm
Realtor.com director of corporate communications Christie Farrell says they've reported the scam to the authorities
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: January 18, 2018, 10:39 pm
It’s time. Inman Connect New York is next week (January 22-26, 2018), and many of our attendees will be traveling this weekend. We can’t wait to share the event with you, and our team here at Inman is busy making all those last minute tweaks to make the event as effective, meaningful and helpful as possible for you
Author: Matthew Shadbolt
Posted: January 18, 2018, 10:34 pm
Luxury real estate arm of Christie's auction house sets up shop in gallery-style digs with industry-leading Erin Boisson Aries team
Author: Gill South
Posted: January 18, 2018, 10:23 pm
Real estate giant Zillow Group has been hit with an antitrust lawsuit alleging the company is restraining competition between real estate brokers by making deals with certain brokerages to hide Zillow's home valuation estimates ("Zestimates") on the brokerages' for-sale listings. Whether the suit has legs is yet to be determined, but an antitrust attorney who spoke with Inman about the complaint said he is "not sold" on the claims
Author: Andrea V. Brambila
Posted: January 18, 2018, 8:10 pm
Driven by a drop in single-family construction, U.S. housing starts plunged in December, marking the biggest decline in new residential construction in a little over a year, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics released Thursday
Author: Jotham ​Sederstrom
Posted: January 18, 2018, 5:01 pm
New York City, Toronto, Newark and Dallas all made the cut as finalists for Amazon's second headquarters. Amazon announced its 20 finalists out of 238 bids
Author: Emma Hinchliffe
Posted: January 18, 2018, 3:54 pm

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