The week in industry hires and promotions: November 28-December 2, 2016

Who got hired or promoted this week? Here’s our weekly rundown, in chronological order …

Real estate market recap, November 28-December 2, 2016

Here’s what happened this week in the real estate market …

The week in real estate industry deals: Nov. 28-Dec. 2

While real estate agents chase leads and close deals on houses, there’s another level of deal-making that takes place within the real estate industry: mergers, acquisitions, integrations and partnerships. We’ll be recapping every week’s noteworthy deal…

Interest-rate spike seems to be flattening — but the move up isn’t over

The interest-rate fever has broken for the moment. The 10-year T-note touched a two-year high yesterday at 2.45 percent, mortgages 4.25 percent. Both improved a bit today …

2 potential economic realities for Donald Trump in 2017

I’ve been analyzing economies and markets since the 1970s, and this is easily the least predictable. So, call it what you will — chicken or rigged — there are two equally probable outcomes for what President-elect Donald Trump’s economy might look like in …

Realtor.com operator sells TigerLeads to Commissions Inc.: sources

Realtor.com operator Move Inc. has sold lead-generation company TigerLeads to customer relationship management (CRM) system provider Commissions Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed …

What Opendoor’s Uber-like funding round means for real estate

Opendoor’s deployment of $320 million in equity funding and $400 million in debt will send shockwaves across the industry, perhaps most by popularizing new technology and business practices …

How technology is putting a new spin on fix-and-flip financing

Residential real estate investment is going through a period of resurgence. Single family home and condo flips hit a six-year peak in the second quarter of 2016, with 51,434 projects completed. That represents a 14 percent increase over the previous qu…

The issues in real estate that no one likes talking about

Realtors Anne Jones and Marguerite Giguere discuss getting past surface-level conversation and asking hard questions of the industry …

Why real estate agents should be using Instagram for Business

With Instagram making innovations such as Instagram Stories and Instagram for Business, it’s crucial for real estate agents to take advantage of the visual social media platform. In this week’s video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates discusses the benefits of Instagram for Business. …