All posts by Tara Steele

Tara Steele is the News Director at AgentGenius, covering real estate news, technology news and everything in between. If you'd like to reach Tara with a question, comment, press release or hot news tip, she frequently checks her email, simply click the link below.

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ActiveRain, Trulia merging into one URL, ma...

Apr 09, 20141 Comment2441 Views

(Business News) Trulia welcomes ActiveRain into their fold in an official way, which they say will offer agents even more exposure.

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Top 10 most rapidly recovering housing mark...

Apr 07, 20143 Comments5118 Views

(Housing News) Housing is recovering in America at an uneven pace, with these 10 large and 10 small cities recovering at a very rapid pace.

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Investment purchases fell 8.5%, vacation ho...

Apr 02, 20141 Comment2328 Views

(Housing News) Real estate investment purchases declined last year, nearly half of which were distressed. Vacation home purchases dipped 29.7% in the same period.

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Real estate couple gets jail time for massi...

Mar 28, 20142 Comments2429 Views

(Business News) When a well known Realtor and his loan officer wife get rich off of $50 million in falsified loans and wash profits through shell companies, judges aren't very sympathetic.

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BofA exec to pay $10M penalty, is barred fr...

Mar 27, 2014No Comments623 Views

(Business Finance) Bank of America has seen the fallout from bad choices leading up to the economic crash, and one executive is facing the $10 million music.

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Zillow launches Mortgage Pre-Approval tool:...

Mar 19, 20141 Comment2385 Views

(Housing News) Zillow has launched a new pre-approval tool which claims to be the first of its kind. How does this benefit the entire industry, including competitors?

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Where are the 10 best downtowns right now?

Mar 17, 2014No Comments2428 Views

(Business News) The best downtowns in the world have a certain je ne sais quoi, an energy, a vibe. Livability.com has compiled their top 10 list - does your city rank?

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NAR stats: home buyer, seller habits depend...

Mar 11, 2014No Comments2593 Views

(Housing News) NAR has released new data that reveals a great deal about the generational differences in home buyers and sellers.

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Minority home buyers tend to be younger, an...

Mar 10, 20144 Comments2333 Views

(Housing News) According to the NAHB, home buyer preferences vary according to their ethnicity; builders and agents can better serve clients by understanding their needs.

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Most popular features in new homes in 2014

Feb 27, 20141 Comment7815 Views

(Housing News) New home builders are likely to feature high ceilings and granite countertops, but media rooms are getting the axe.

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Average size of new homes purchased jumps 1...

Feb 27, 20142 Comments2325 Views

(Housing News) As qualifying for a mortgage remains difficult, new homes being purchased are increasingly large, with many more 4+ bedroom homes flying off of the shelves.

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Home prices stagnate, but is housing in any...

Feb 25, 20141 Comment1759 Views

(Housing News) Home prices fall again very slightly, but does this spell a rough winter or a long term problem? Two economists weigh in.