Mike Reiter

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Benefits of Homeownership Are Deep, Lasting

We at Pacific Union have written before about the benefits of homeownership. To list just a few: A home offers more security and privacy than a …

How brokerages will move beyond social media tactics

The rise of social media has opened up a new world of opportunities that real estate brokers and agents have dived into headlong. Many would argue …

Home prices through the roof - biggest jump in 7 years

U.S. home prices went through the roof in April, posting their biggest monthly gain in seven years.<p>If that wasn't enough of a sign the housing market is roaring back, sales of new single-family homes in May rose to their highest monthly level in nearly five years.<p>"The recovery is definitely broad …

Housing Market

New Home Sales

In each Economic Update, the Research staff analyzes recently released economic indicators and addresses what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and …

Back at You offers 'full-service Facebook solution'

Heeding the exhortations of marketing experts, many agents have created their own Facebook pages with the expectation that they will generate …

Mortgage rates post largest weekly increase in 26 years

Mortgage rates skyrocketed on news that the Federal Reserve may begin to taper its stimulus program, jumping by their largest weekly margin since …

Top 5 Posts on Content Marketing for Real Estate

“Content marketing” is one of the latest buzzwords to enter the real estate marketer’s vernacular. And while producing blog posts, videos, and other …

How 'mobile-first' is rewriting the rules

Does anybody doubt that "mobile-first" is rewriting the rules of customer engagement, marketing, operations and business as usual? Hear firsthand …

Fix for broken brokerage model is within industry's grasp

Editor's note: This is the second of a four-part series on a new model for real estate brokerages, in which brokers would invest in their agents. …

Home prices rise at fastest clip in more than 7 years

Home prices continued their rapid ascent in May, posting their highest annual increase in more than seven years, CoreLogic reported.<p>Nationwide, home …

Scam Alert: Beware of Moving Companies That Hold Belongings Hostage

Moving your household belongings is difficult enough. Getting into a dispute with your moving company can be a headache on steroids.<p>Consumer …

Next-gen brokerages march down trail blazed by Redfin

David Walker and Philip Lang decided to launch a real estate startup for a reason cited so often by other 20-something real estate tech entrepreneurs …

US Housing Inching Toward More-Balanced State; Calif. Markets...

US Housing Inching Toward More-Balanced State; Calif. Markets Still Red-Hot<p>The nation’s red-hot housing sector may be inching toward a more-balanced …

Buyers still value agents' knowledge and negotiating skills

SAN FRANCISCO — Do buyers actually go to a neighborhood they’d like to live in, then check a mobile app with geolocation abilities to see nearby …

Consumers not sure what makes a real estate agent a Realtor

Eighty percent of consumers either don't know or are unsure about the difference between a Realtor and a real estate agent, suggesting that industry …

MLSs taking Point2 up on offer of free, public-facing website

Realtor associations in San Francisco and El Paso are the first in the country to take advantage of an offer from real estate marketing software …

Want social media to pay off? Lead by example

When real estate professionals call the value of social media into question, apologists often counter that agents or brokers who aren’t capturing …

Fannie Mae: Rising Interest Rates May Spur Buyers

Instead of putting a damper on sales, the prospect of rising interest rates will likely drive homebuyers to make a deal sooner rather than later, …

Real Estate

The Pros and Cons of Buying a Home with a Swimming Pool

Though some Bay Area locals grumble about San Francisco’s notoriously cool, foggy summers, residents of inland counties often see the mercury climb …

Blockbusters

Well, according to CNBC, there are officially more listings asking over $100M now than ever before in the U.S., including than at the peak of the housing boom in 2007. More than likely the stats illustrate a trend toward vanity pricing rather than market robustness, particularly considering many of …

Cher Buys Beverly Hills Pad Once Owned by Actor Ed O'Neill

Two months after her epic $41M Malibu bluff estate was said to have sold to fellow A-listers Jay-Z and Beyonce, songstress <b>Cher</b> has snapped up a far less extravagant pad in Beverly Hills for <b>$2.15M.</b> The house does have a celebrity past, having once been owned by actor Ed O'Neill—famous for playing Al …

Let This Hamptons Showhouse Show You How to 'Summer'

With things like lobster skeletons in cloches, a baby grand piano plunked next to the family Maserati, and countless strains of paisley, the first-ever <b>Hamptons Holiday Showhouse,</b> presented by <i>Hamptons Cottages & Gardens</i> to raise money for breast cancer research, is basically the ultimate guide to …

Hoagie Wire

In what could be real estate's most tempting bonus incentive since "furniture included," <b>Casey Patten,</b> owner of <b>Taylor Gourmet,</b> a sandwich chain out of Washington, D.C., is offering up free hoagies for <i>five years</i> to the person who buys his condo. What do you get for <b>$489K,</b> besides a gloriously …

Stay Cool This Summer with a Dyson Hot + Cool™

The summertime temps are creeping up, and we're pretty sure it's going to get even warmer before July is over. Are you prepared to navigate the shift from hot to <i>really</i> hot before we catch a break? The Dyson AM05 Hot+Cool™—part cooling fan, part heater—covers all of your year-round temperature …

Meet the Curbed Young Guns Semifinalists: Vladimir Radutny

What struck Young Guns panelist Mark Peters about the work of fellow Chicago architect <b>Vladimir Radutny</b> is its breadth, ranging from furniture design to institutional commissions to slick renovations to private, ground-up homes. "I always have an appreciation for architects who show an ability to …