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TRANSPARENT REAL ESTATE: Category Archive for Realty Realities

Homebuyer Tax Credit Extended for Some Military Personnel

Guest post: Buying Real Estate While in College: A Very Possible Dream

Dissecting Local Real Estate Advertisements (LOL)

Asbestos in the Home

Consumer Internet Fatigue

Real estate is a prototypical free lance industry

Adjusting the credit score goalpost in an upside down market

April housing market anecdotes

The Alternative to Hard Selling

Latest brokerage website trends

Non-Transparent Services with a Shifty Smile

Redfin gets fined for Blogging

1031 Exchange Companies are not Regulated

State of Silicon Valley Real Estate

Future of Commercial Real Estate


Rules for Real Estate Agents

Agent Recruitment & Technology

Musings on the Wisdom of Crowds

Skip Realtors, Why Mortgage Brokers need to Market Direct

Zillow view from Wall Street

Next RE Web2.0 challenger - Edgeio

More Web2.0 Competition:

Followup - Real Estate Auction becomes front page news

Real Estate Web 2.0 First Mover Advantage? So far, none

Fidelity Title's encore act in their "Reach Out to the Consumer" strategy

Disintermediation Effects of the Internet and the Outsourcing Movement

The Skinny on Real Estate Auctions

Title Insurance Exposed! An Open Letter to the Title Insurance Industry

Conversations with Joseph and the Nurturing of the Real Estate Blogging Community

Potpourri of interesting articles today

Remember Bond Traders? Vanished!!

Ten Seinfeldian Observations in Real Estate

Conclusion - First Time Home Buyers can't find the Blogs that explain how to Buy a Home

One Reason why there are Thousands of Home Listing and FSBO sites

Condo Contessa tells me about Rentslicer

Addressing Two Groups of Readers with your Blog

Carnival of Real Estate - #6 in the Blogger Starter Series

Real time housing data is significantly more valuable than months old NAR data

How Three Tech Guys look at the Industry

An Inventive Realtor's "Money Back Guarantee"

Why Blogging works

Five Days in the Life of Real Estate 2.X

Web 2.0 Real Estate Sites Aggregating User Support Content

Reasons why it is so Easy to Hide Fees

Lead generation discussion clarification

The Lead Generation Poll

Generic lead generation companies make a play for Realtors with Suspect Results

Using IRAs to invest in Real Estate

XBroker explains in great detail mortgage broker tricks

A Dissertation on Leads

Lead generation companies turning into Brokers

Explaining the MLS system

A FSBO seller relates what she did to sell her home - interesting practical details

Property valuation services in Japan - a step towards global real estate transparency

How a Lead becomes a "Lead" - part 3 on Lead Qualification

Home buyers - learn the scripts realtors use to capture you as clients

California house flipping statistics - interesting to see which counties have the most failed activity

Home Buyer RE Search Resources - Yahoo! Real Estate revamps site - try them all out

California Title Insurance rate schedules online

Appraisals - a guide

Investor frenzy is officially over

California Dept of Insurance Commish Garamendi continues attack on excessive title insurance and escrow fees

Another explanation from Fed Reserve Economists about why this is not an artificial bubble

Get Title - a new title insurance business model - an advertising model for realtors

How Internet Lead Generation Shifts the Realtor's Lead Acquisition and Selling Process

Home Buyers - Know that when you fill out an Online Home Valuation/Mortgage Quote form, you will receive a Followup Phone Call from a Realtor/Loan Broker who Paid for the Lead

Where are the Contrarians in this Market?

Guide to Hidden Closing Costs

No Title Rep blogs? No Escrow blogs? Only one Appraiser blog?

An "Audacious Fees" story

"Manhattanization" of San Francisco

Home Buyer/Sellers start acting like Free Agents and a Big Opportunity opens for Vendors like title insurance companies to market directly to them

Links to Topical Articles on Closing Costs and Title Insurance

Japan's Real Estate Paradox

Real Estate How-To links

Commoditization of Real Estate Investment