Redfin Will Launch Real Estate Brokerage and Search Site in Canada in Early 2019

Redfin Will Launch Real Estate Brokerage and Search Site in Canada in Early 2019

 

TORONTO/ Jan. 14, 2019 (STL.News)

(NASDAQ: RDFN) — Redfin (www.redfin.ca), the next-generation real estate brokerage, plans to launch a national Canadian real estate search site and brokerage service in Toronto and Vancouver by March, with plans to expand to other provinces in the future.

“Our goal is to make buying and selling Canadian homes more affordable, with Redfin agents who always put customers first,” said Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman.

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American Society of Appraisers and Korea Association of Property Appraisers Form Strategic Partnership

American Society of Appraisers and Korea Association of Property Appraisers Form Strategic Partnership

 

RESTON, Va./ Jan. 14, 2019 (STL.News)

The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and the Korea Association of Property Appraisers (KAPA) established a strategic agreement for joint cooperation in appraisal matters by recently signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). In forming the partnership, both organizations agreed to pursue collaboration in the areas of appraisal education, publications, research and standardization.

Currently the world’s 12th largest economy, South Korea has experienced exceptional real GDP growth—an average of 10 percent annually from 1962 and 1994.

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Obligo Integrates with Yardi to Streamline Implementation of Deposit-Free Technology for Top Multifamily Owners and Managers

Obligo Integrates with Yardi to Streamline Implementation of Deposit-Free Technology for Top Multifamily Owners and Managers

 

NEW YORK/ Jan. 14, 2019 (STL.News)

Obligo, the financial technology company that enables deposit-free rental buildings, today announced that it has completed the integration of its billing authorization technology with Yardi’s property management software suite. As a result, multifamily building operators who use Yardi will now be able to implement and manage Obligo’s deposit-free platform across their portfolios.

Obligo is the only security deposit replacement technology on the market today that is not an insurance product.

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Motto Mortgage NEO Now Open in Cleveland Metro Area

Motto Mortgage NEO Now Open in Cleveland Metro Area

 

CLEVELAND/ Jan. 14, 2019 (STL.News)

Motto Mortgage, an innovative mortgage brokerage franchise focused on transparency and compliance, has a new office in the Buckeye State. Motto Mortgage NEO is now open in Beachwood and serving all markets throughout Ohio.

Established by Dwight Milko an entrepreneur and RE/MAX Traditions broker owner with more than 15 years of experience in real estate, Motto Mortgage NEO is a customer-first, full-service mortgage brokerage.

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Metropolitan Partners Group Provides Up To $25 Million In Committed Capital To US Home Aggregation

Metropolitan Partners Group Provides Up To $25 Million In Committed Capital To US Home Aggregation

 

NEW YORK/ Jan. 14, 2019 (STL.News)

Metropolitan Partners Group Management, LLC (“Metropolitan”), a direct-lending fund manager that provides senior-secured, transitional capital to small and mid-sized businesses in the U.S., recently closed an investment in US Home Aggregation, LLC (“US Home”), an acquirer and manager of single-family rental homes across targeted markets in the U.S. US Home will use the committed capital from Metropolitan to expand its existing portfolio of homes.

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Jasper Contractors Announces New Employment Opportunities at Locations in Northwestern Florida

Jasper Contractors Announces New Employment Opportunities at Locations in Northwestern Florida

 

TALLAHASSEE, FLA./ JANUARY 14, 2019 (STL.News)

Jasper Contractors today announced multiple new positions to serve commercial and residential roofing markets from new offices in Panama City, Florida, and Tallahassee, Florida.

Each of the newly-established branches will consist of a full, permanent office and support staff, including roles in construction management, administration, general management, sales, project management, professional CDL drivers, and other positions required to support recent company growth in the Northwestern Florida markets.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real Estate Announces 2018 Annual Award Winners

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real Estate Announces 2018 Annual Award Winners

 

ST. SIMON ISLAND, GA./ JANUARY 14, 2019 (STL.News)

Each year, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real Estate recognizes agents that have demonstrated outstanding listing and sales performance, a positive attitude, devoted work ethic and a positive impact on the community. The following agents were recently awarded for their 2018 accomplishments:

George Skarpalezos – Top Producing Agent of the Year
George Skarpalezos was honored with the “Top Producing Agent of the Year” Award.

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Barry Bass Shares Professional Tips in Leasing of Office Space

Barry Bass Shares Professional Tips in Leasing of Office Space

 

CHICAGO/ JANUARY 14, 2019 (STL.News)

Barry Bass marks his publishing debut with the release of “Office Space: The Book” (published by iUniverse in February 2014). Set for a new marketing campaign, the guide offers valuable information every prospective tenant and proprietor must know before signing a lease agreement.

With his record of accomplishment in the field of office leasing for over 30 years, Bass wanted to share his knowledge to everyone as they venture into the world of income property, specifically to three sectors — those who own office buildings; tenants who need to lease for themselves; and for the commercial real estate brokers.

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Which workers quit more?

Obviously, workers move from job to job over time and across sectors of the economy. FRED has some convenient release tables you can use to create a graph like the one above, which shows the rate of voluntary turnover (quits) for workers in four sectors: accommodation and food services, retail trade, manufacturing, and government. It’s striking that the ranking of these sectors doesn’t change despite variations in their levels of employment over time.
The consistency of these and other sectors becomes even more striking once you strip out the seasonal adjustments, as in the graph below, created with another convenient release table. In fact, seasonal variation seems to be stronger than variation caused by the business cycle. For example, people quit more when the unemployment rate is lower.
If we look closely, we can see some details: It’s remarkable that, on a regular basis, monthly quits in accommodation and food services represents about 5% of that workforce.

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