Suitey: Startup Spotlight

Suitey: Startup Spotlight
Watch the first installment of Inman News’ new video series, “Startup Spotlight,” to learn how Suitey is trying to upend the traditional broker model and change the way people buy homes. From: Inman News Views: 6 0 ratings Time: 02:24 More in News & Politics
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4 Cat Videos

4 Cat Videos
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Improve Your Productivity: Take Time Off

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My wife will probably chuckle when she sees this topic. Yes, I’ve been accused at times of suffering with an acute case of workaholism. When you love what you do and are excited about helping companies emerge from tough situations to be viable and more successful, it can be tough to shut down work at a reasonable hour.

Yet studies show that people are actually more productive if they engage in “strategic renewal.” That includes sleeping more, taking more frequent vacations and spending more time away from the office.

An article earlier this year in The New York Times, “Relax! You’ll Be More Productive” claims that paradoxically, the best way to get more done may be to actually do less.

While the article discusses studies that show the benefits on productivity of extra sleep and working out, being a numbers guy, this part caught my eye.

“In 2006…

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Mortgage rates rise marginally

Rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 4.4 percent with an average point of 0.7 percent for the week ending Aug. 8, up from 4.39 percent last week and 3.59 percent a year ago, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage …

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Home prices trending at fastest upward pace since 1977

U.S. home prices rose on a month-over-month basis for the 16th consecutive month in June, and are trending at the fastest upward pace since 1977, CoreLogic reported. Including distressed sales, prices posted a monthly gain of 1.9 percent in June …

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Mortgage rates edge up

Mortgage rates increased leading up to the Fed’s monetary policy statement this week. Rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 4.39 percent with an average point of 0.7 percent for the week ending Aug. 1, up from 4.31 percent last week …

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Home prices post highest annual gain since March 2006

Home prices continued to zoom upwards in May, with two cities posting all-time highs. Prices jumped by 2.5 and 2.4 percent, respectively, on a monthly basis in May, according to the Case-Shiller 10- and 20-city composites indices. Year-over-year the 10- and …

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