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11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

McDonald's takes a bite out of Vietnam | China

<b>Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam -</b> It's been a week since Vietnam's first McDonald's opened, with customers waiting in line for hours to get a taste of the American fast-food giant's offerings. But for some Vietnamese people, the presence of McDonald's means something more than simply Western burgers and …

Are agent ratings real estate’s 'Moneyball'?

The red-hot debate that’s recently erupted about revealing real estate agent “performance data” (how many homes an agent has shown, sold, etc.) to …

Houzz hires Airbnb vet to grow international presence

Home remodeling and design platform Houzz has hired Airbnb vet Oliver Jung to lead the company’s international expansion efforts, and opened offices …

How even the little guy can leverage big data

PowerPoint slides presented today by Cary Sylvester of Keller Williams Realty at Inman News’ Real Estate Connect New York City, “How the little guy …

What if brokerages opened virtual offices off of Zillow or Trulia?

NEW YORK -- The relationship between brokers and major third-party listing portals can sometimes be contentious. But what if brokers partnered with …

Want more listings? Deliver a better mobile experience

PowerPoint slides presented today by Exit Realty’s Jeff Lobb at Inman News’ Agent Reboot event in New York City.

December housing starts fall 9.8% to 999,000 rate

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Construction on new U.S. homes fell 9.8% in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 999,000, pulling back after …

Home Automation Moving Closer to Reality

A scene from a previous year’s Consumer Electronics Show.<p>The recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas offered a dizzying array …

Consensus builds that the time has come to surface agent performance data, but how?

NEW YORK -- A town-hall-style meeting at Real Estate Connect New York City on whether the industry should publish agent performance data for …

Drone takes flight at Real Estate Connect

NEW YORK -- Matt Murphy, founder and president of Boston Virtual Imaging, takes a drone for a spin during a general session at Real Estate Connect. A …

Mobile is disrupting traditional real estate in favor of agents and consumers

NEW YORK — Galen Ward, founder and CEO of brokerage and referral site Estately, says disruption is definitely happening in real estate, benefiting …

The best apps for selling and buying homes - The Business Journals

For that in-the-room-with-you vibe, try <b>360 Panorama</b> (99 cents on iOS). This app lets you stitch multiple photos together into a sharable, interactive …

Cartavi Adds Gusto to Version 3.3

Since being acquired by DocuSign, Cartavi has been working away at developing the golden triangle of the real estate document management echo system: …

Cornish & Carey sells to New York brokerage - San Francisco Business Times

By Nathan Donato-Weinstein <br>– Real Estate Reporter, Silicon Valley Business Journal<p>Jan 21, 2014, 9:03am PST<p>Cornish & Carey Commercial, one of the Bay …

Google's $3.2B Nest Labs acquisition, and what it means for real estate

Last week, Google announced it had an agreement to acquire Nest Labs, the startup that created the smart connected digital thermostat and smoke …

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate offers RealSatisfied agent review platform

Real estate franchisor Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate has teamed up with agent review platform RealSatisfied to offer its more than 8,300 agent …

Number of homes for sale in December up just 1 percent from year ago

The total number of U.S. homes on the market fell 6.2 percent from November to December, to 1.73 million units, days on market was up 11 days to 112, …

FAA rules not deterring real estate drone flights

“Technically, I can’t charge for any of the flying. I charge for editing.”<p>So says Luke Pierzina of Phoenix, Ariz.-based Aerial Raiders, a company …

Nation's biggest MLS set to pull out of CARETS data-sharing venture

The nation’s largest multiple listing service, California Regional MLS, has submitted a letter of intent to pull out of a joint venture of California …

Instagram Is The Fastest-Growing Social Site Globally, Mobile Devices Rule Over PCs For Access

Pinterest may have passed Twitter in popularity in the U.S. according to new figures out last month from Pew, but globally the social network to watch may be Facebook-owned Instagram. According to research published today by the GlobalWebIndex, Instagram is growing the fastest of all social media …

Why Brokers Get Upset With Their MLS

Some of our time at WAV Group involves supporting brokers and their technology vendors at problem solving. Yesterday we encountered an issue with the …

HomeFinder.com to get listings directly from Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty

Real estate search portal HomeFinder.com has signed up Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty as the first participant in a new “Broker …

U.S. Home Prices Rose 0.1% in November as Recovery Slows

U.S. house prices climbed 0.1 percent in November from October, the smallest monthly gain in almost two years, indicating the real estate recovery …

How to choose the right CRM for your real estate business

NEW YORK — There’s CRM, and then there’s CRM for real estate. Customer relationship management offerings tailored for real estate professionals …

The changing role of brokers in the information age: 'Put color on data'

NEW YORK — It’s no secret that real estate agents are no longer the gatekeepers of information — “all the information is out there, and consumers …

Will real estate brokers take on new liability as pocket listings emerge from open agent data?

A new twist in the expanding market of pocket listings and private listing associations may start to cause real estate brokers to reconsider their …

Find Your Next Home With Estately's Brand New Real Estate App For iOS

• Simple - Tap 'Save' and Estately will keep you up-to-date on any area or home. Jump back to your search anytime to see what's new.<br>• Timely - Tap the …