Daily Archives: June 8, 2017

Why Pacific Union cut deep ties with Christie’s International Real Estate

Why Pacific Union cut deep ties with Christie’s International Real Estate

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According to Mark McLaughlin, CEO of the San Francisco indie brokerage heavyweight, one of the reasons Pacific Union began to re-examine the affiliation was CIRE’s request in 2015 for increased fees. McLaughlin felt he could do other things with the money, including investing in the company’s own global marketing campaigns. In the past year, seven U.S. real estate firms have left CIRE, but the company’s total number of affiliates has risen from 132 to 140 across 46 countries since the beginning of 2014. …

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Zillow Group’s Bridge Interactive and Black Knight: Data management rivals unite

Zillow Group’s Bridge Interactive and Black Knight: Data management rivals unite

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The real estate industry is unusual in that, more often than not, competitors cooperate to get things done. This is apparently true even for real estate tech companies in the midst of a data management arms race. Zillow Group subsidiary Bridge Interactive and Black Knight Financial Services have formed an alliance to integrate Bridge’s data management tools into Black Knight’s Paragon MLS system …

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What happens to the real estate market if mortgage rates go up?

What happens to the real estate market if mortgage rates go up?

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The mortgage rates in Europe and the U.S. have been declining in recent years and finally fell to a record low in 2017, while property prices have been quickly increasing. In 2015, the Federal Reserve System (Fed) began gradually increasing the refinancing rate. Many assume that the mortgage burden will also increase, putting pressure on property prices as investors anticipate higher return on investment. Is the price adjustment really a matter to worry about?

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Does the public still want real estate agents?

Does the public still want real estate agents?

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Although the internet is where the majority of buyers find homes, there has been a 10 percent increase in consumers who use agents over the last 20 years. I think the biggest danger in real estate would be a future where agents all became employees and corporate metrics were applied for agents …

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