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Posted: June 15, 2018, 11:39 am
The Cohan rule basically means that you can estimate your expenses so long as you can show there is some basis for the deduction; in other words, can you prove you made improvements to your house?
Posted: June 15, 2018, 11:39 am

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The properties at risk in the next 30 years represent roughly 550,000 people that contribute $1.5 billion to today’s property tax base.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: June 18, 2018, 4:01 am
It's Father's Day, and Inman is celebrating fathers this weekend with stories from agents and brokers about how their fathers shaped their lives and careers
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: June 17, 2018, 10:00 am
As a young real estate pro in the trendy Portland, Oregon market, Jamohl DeWald takes a relational approach to serving his clients, especially the first-time homebuyers with whom he loves to work.
Author: Christy Murdock Edgar
Posted: June 16, 2018, 9:00 am
Every year, NAREE's leaders hand out awards for some of the best work in this area, and for 2018, Inman was humbled to be honored with four awards (in bold below).
Author: Carl Franzen
Posted: June 16, 2018, 4:25 am
We’re not saying when we’re going higher because we don’t know, but mark your calendars for June 13, 2018 for the day the Fed flipped from stimulus to leaning against the economy. Powell’s second signal: "The U.S. economy is in great shape.”
Author: Lou Barnes
Posted: June 16, 2018, 1:20 am
Marty Frame, who served as President of RPR and oversaw the creation of its signature initiative, Upstream, is leaving the company after nearly a decade to become Chief Operating Officer (COO) of West.
Author: Carl Franzen
Posted: June 16, 2018, 12:30 am
The brokerage, started by JP Piccinini in 2011, now has 18 offices in Texas and 1,200 agents. In 2017, it did close to 8,000 transactions and had a sales volume of around $2 billion, ranking no. 88 in Real Trends top 500 brokerages.
Author: Gill South
Posted: June 15, 2018, 9:35 pm
Realogy announced Friday that it has chosen Katrina L. Helmkamp to take the helm at Cartus, the corporation's relocation services subsidiary. "Katrina Helmkamp is an experienced CEO who has built her career leading companies through transformations," said Realogy president and CEO Ryan Schneider in a press release.
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: June 15, 2018, 8:41 pm
Becky Garcia, an Arizona-based agent with The Garcia Group, and George Laughton, of the Laughton Team, became early adapters of Zillow's Instant Offers program. Here's how shrewd business sense and steely focus helped them reap the benefits.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: June 15, 2018, 7:20 pm
Re/Max CEO Adam Contos sat down with Real Scout founder Andrew Flachner — an editorial partner of Inman — for an exclusive interview at the Re/Max headquarters in Denver, Colorado, yesterday.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: June 15, 2018, 4:53 pm
Quicken Loans released its monthly Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) Tuesday, which found that, on average, appraised values were 0.34 percent less than what homeowners estimated in May.
Author: Gill South
Posted: June 15, 2018, 4:47 pm
The initiative is targeted toward homeowners who already have Freddie Mac Home Possible mortgages, a category of mortgages with 3 percent to 5 percent down for homeowners with low income or in underserved communities.
Author: Emma Hinchliffe
Posted: June 15, 2018, 4:16 pm
Flat-fee brokerage Purplebricks is set to launch in Las Vegas and Phoenix, expanding on its U.S. presence in California and New York.
Author: Emma Hinchliffe
Posted: June 15, 2018, 3:44 pm
On Tuesday, July 17th at CMO Connect, Matthew will discuss the five steps to crafting a great story and will then lead attendees in an interactive workshop where they will be able to will dig into their own brand and learn how to use the elements of great storytelling to inspire and influence their target audiences.
Author: Matthew Shadbolt
Posted: June 15, 2018, 3:18 pm
With Opendoor's recent $325 million Series E funding round, $2 billion valuation and plans to quintuple its markets by 2020, alongside other bold expansion moves being made by competitors, iBuyers are making a massive ripple in the industry. But what does that mean for traditional real estate agents?
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: June 15, 2018, 3:12 pm
Zillow. Compass. Keller Williams. Opendoor. Those are just a handful of the companies that have been nominated to the 2018 Inman Innovator list. Wouldn’t it be amazing to see them all in one place at one time? That’s the opportunity that awaits you at the Inman Innovator Bash.
Author: Inman
Posted: June 15, 2018, 1:59 pm
Pocket listings seem to be on a lot of minds these days. Government regulators were reportedly looking into this practice of “secret listings,” and Redfin CEO, Glenn Kelman, recently criticized pocket listings at a government workshop on competition in the real estate industry.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: June 15, 2018, 1:02 pm
Poor-quality air can make us feel tired and inhibit our ability to concentrate or remember tasks, and as any hardworking real estate pro knows, losing concentration or suffering from fatigue can result in wasted time and loss of productivity.
Author: Justin Tucker
Posted: June 15, 2018, 10:27 am

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