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Digital Reinvention of Real Estate

California Real Estate — August 2015
Reinventing Real Estate Jeannette Brown
Digital disruptions in real estate require strategizing, adaptability.

Technology coupled with consumers’ growing reliance on a shifting landscape of online portals has compelled the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® to convene a special Thought Leadership roundtable on disruptions facing the industry. To offer perspective on this,C. A.R. CEO Joel Singer was joined recently by the following top executives: Zillow’s Curt Beardsley, Vice President of Industry Development;’s Luke Glass, Executive Vice President of Industry Platforms; and Trulia’s Paul Levine, President (formerly Chief Operating Officer).

Importantly, the executives emphasized the profession’s future prospects amidst the acceleration of audience demand for consumer-friendly real estate information on the Internet. It would seem the growth of Zillow, Trulia, …

The Gatweway to the Middle Class... Sustainable Homeownership says Washington DC... read more to find out!

Homeownership is the Key to Wealth-Building, Middle ClassSustainable homeownership is the “gateway to the middle class” for many Americans and is the primary source of wealth creation for many, which is why increasing the homeownership rate is so critical to a healthy economy, according to a panel at a housing forum in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.

In the “Achieving the American Dream” housing forum, hosted by First American Financial Corporation, three members of Congress addressed the audience while a panel of experts discussed primarily how to increase the homeownership rate among Latinos and African Americans. Panelist Gary Acosta, Co-Founder and CEO, National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Agents, declared to the agreement of the panel that the gateway to the middle class in America is sustainable homeownership—and that lenders do not need to lower the bar, but instead need to open the credit window.

“What that essentially means is we’re not trying to qualify people who prob…

The Last American Dream, Click here if you want to SAVE Home Ownership!

Where real estate strategy & solutions become common sensed approaches to everyday problems! CORE Solutions Group are real estate experts seeking a few good people to help us raise capital for an amazing cause, helping people buy and keep a home out of trouble!  Imagine, what a concept... with your support, we can continue to educate the next generation about what it take to have, maintain and sustain a home!  WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! Our name sums it up: Curriculum Organized for Real Estate or CORE. We develop, publish, sell, and teach real estate curriculum for the average person through books, interactive workshops, train-the-trainer sessions, and more. We take a superhero approach at the home buying process and dedicate ourselves to helping those overcome the "Wrong" with "Right" by giving people the steps to have the "American Dream".   We know that the greatest losses of all are those that come from missed opportunities, which no one should ever face…

Fresno Unified trustees eye Big Investment in Career Programs- May 29, 2015, Fresno bee

Fresno Unified trustees eye big investment in career programs The district is getting millions more from the state this year The trustees aim to beef up funding for the district's career programs The final budget will be voted on in June A model of a skeleton stands at the front of the class as teacher Tash Aquino quizzes 10th graders in a Doctors Academy class at Sunnyside High School. | CRAIG KOHLRUSSFRESNO BEE STAFF PHOTO BY HANNAH FURFARO

Black Knight Debuts IPO at $441M

Black Knight Financial Services Debuts IPO at a Total Price of $441 Million

An initial public offering (IPO) of 18 million shares of Class A common stock from Black Knight Financial Services, a Jacksonville, Florida-based technology, data, and analytics solutions provider for the mortgage industry, debuted Wednesday morning at the New York Stock Exchange. Black Knight debuted the IPO at the NYSE Wednesday morning at $24.50 per share, a total of $441 million, according to a press release from the company on Tuesday. By the time trading closed at 4 p.m. eastern time Wednesday, the price of the stocks had increased by more than 10 percent up to $27.11 per share, according to the NYSE website. Click here for an up-to-the-minute update on the price. Services offered by Black Knight include selling access to cloud platforms that handle every part of the loan process to a large network of mortgage industry professionals and selling access to mortgage servicing platforms to companies that coll…

Franchises, Brokerages, And Agents plot to regain on listing data

While franchises, brokerages and agents fume and plot how to regain control of the listing data, Zillow Group (ZG),, CoreLogic and others are sucking down the MLS-style sold data — that’s what is going to kill you. The brokerage industry is now running scared because the four main portals capture about 50 percent of all real estate-related Internet traffic, with ZG owning most of it. But published listing data is not your real problem. Read the full story here.
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Christine CerdaMBA-GM, Realtor SFR, e-PRO, CDPE, CIAS, REO, OICP Guarantee Real Estate Fig Garden Village since 2005
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Fresno, CA  937…