AI-Enabled Drone Technology Unveiled to Keep Real Estate Agents Ahead of the Curve

Written on August 16, 2017 at 11:04 am

San Francisco-based Chime Techologies, an operating system for the real estate industry, recently unveiled two new major innovations along with its one-year anniversary. The launch of the game-changing features—an AI-enabled smart dialer and a fully autonomous drone—reflect Chime’s journey to become a complete operating system that transforms the business of doing real estate by integrating  Read More Read More...

The richest town in each of New Jersey’s 21 counties

Written on August 1, 2017 at 12:13 pm

When we usually have a “wealthiest towns” list, we usually rank all of the towns and municipalities in the state to come up with our top 20. While it is a legitimate way to figure out where wealth is concentrated in the state, we do tend to miss the wealthy municipalities within a county. Where is  Read More Read More...

The Next Job Humans Lose to Robots: Real Estate Appraiser

Written on July 11, 2017 at 4:10 pm

Advances in big data at Zillow and elsewhere are helping automation creep into knowledge-based professions.  (July 11, 2017: by Joe Light, Bloomberg) Read more. Read More...

Why Embezzlement Most Often Occurs at Small Businesses — and How to Prevent It From Happening to You

Written on June 26, 2017 at 11:11 am

A recent survey shows 80 percent of embezzlements occurred at small businesses. The latest statistics on fraud should send a big jolt of fear into small business owners. According to a 2016 embezzlement survey by HISCOX, a specialty insurance company, 80 percent of embezzlements occurred at small businesses — defined as those with less than 150 employees  Read More Read More...

Q2 2017 Real Estate Sentiment Index

Written on June 20, 2017 at 1:28 pm

Outlook for Real Estate Market Surges in Second Quarter Amid Strong Demand The First American Real Estate Sentiment Index (RESI) showed that in Q2 2017. . . Read more. Read More...

Tips to Help Protect You From Real Estate Identity Fraud.

Written on May 23, 2017 at 3:09 pm

Ripoff Report Investigates: Tips to protect you from Deed Fraud from California’s Real Estate Commissioner: Wayne Bell, the Real Estate Commissioner of the State of California, explains what every property owner needs to know to prevent getting ripped off.  Watch the video here. Read More...

Help Prevent Wire Fraud Attacks

Written on May 17, 2017 at 12:16 pm

Title companies report 480% increase in wire fraud attacks. Learn more here. Read More...

Strong Sellers’ Market Sends Defect, Fraud, and Misrepresentation Risk Higher for Fourth Straight Month

Written on May 4, 2017 at 9:50 am

“Loan defect risk is concentrating in attractive local markets where housing demand is the strongest, primarily in the South,” says Chief Economist Mark Fleming. The First American Loan Application Defect Index showed that . . . Read the full article from First American Title Insurance (March 2017 Loan Application Defect Index). Read More...

Mortgage rates plunge below 4% as investors flee the ‘Trump trade’

Written on April 21, 2017 at 11:24 am

Rates for home loans lurched lower, sending the benchmark below the key 4% threshold for the first time in six months, Freddie Mac said Thursday. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.97%, down 11 basis points during the week and below 4% for the first time since Nov. 17. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.23%, down  Read More Read More...

Cybercrime Awareness

Written on March 10, 2017 at 5:02 pm

Watch video: Old Republic Presents Cybercrime (March 8, 2017) Read More...