Where can first-time homebuyers catch a break?

Where can first-time homebuyers catch a break?

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Although buyers at all levels are having a difficult time navigating affordability issues, first-time buyers seem to be hit the hardest. According to a recent study by Trulia Chief Economist Ralph McLaughlin, newbie homeowners are spending more than 40 percent of their income on a starter home — 10 percentage points above the recommended maximum of 30 percent …

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Are you ready to make your real estate video debut at ICSF?

Are you ready to make your real estate video debut at ICSF?

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Hey you! Yeah you, the expert real estate agent who pores over local markets; the professional who knows exactly how to get people to show up to an open house; the motivated Realtor who has found the perfect combination of door-knocking and cold-calling; the local socialite who eats, sleeps and breathes real estate in their community; we want to talk to you at Inman Connect San Francisco! …

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How to use technology to make the world a better place

How to use technology to make the world a better place

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Jessica Hansen, the global engagement manger at Kiva, has dedicated her life to helping others. Hansen worked with refugees for over 10 years through organizations like UNHCR, the International Rescue Committee and Mercy Corps, helping to empower woman and girls and provide access to safety and education for refugees …

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Why aren’t homebuilders building more homes?

Why aren’t homebuilders building more homes?

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Housing markets all across the U.S. are suffering from serious shortages of homes for sale, and this isn’t expected to change in the foreseeable future. When I think about inventory levels and the fact that demand is clearly outstripping supply, it makes me question why homebuilders aren’t stepping up to the plate to meet all this pent-up demand …

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Why we need to get over our instant offer outrage

Why we need to get over our instant offer outrage

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After weeks of listening to the backlash against Zillow Instant Offers, we figured, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em! In this multi-part series, we’re going to unpack the realities of instant programs and show you all the opportunities you’re missing out on by getting swept up in the drama.  …

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