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Real estate leaders mostly silent on Trump border separation policy

As the nation slowly learns more and more about the Trump administration’s policy of separating families crossing the border and placing children in immigration detention centers, the real estate industry has been mostly silent – save for one man, Glenn Kelman of Redfin. READ MORE +

Inman announces another 11 Startup Alley participants for ICSF18

Tallahassee, Fla. (June 19, 2018) – Inman Group® announced 11 additional companies that will be part of Startup Alley at Inman Connect in San Francisco, July 17 - 20, 2018. READ MORE +

Fresh air, health care: the cities where Americans live longest

Summit County in Colorado and Billings County in North Dakota earned top spots when it comes to the average lifespan of its residents. READ MORE +

ICSF Connect Paths: What To Attend If You’re A Team

We've put together some handy suggestions specifically for those of you bringing your teams to Connect, as there's a wealth of content this year specifically geared towards the future and growth of teams this year. Let us be your guide through the week, and help you with some recommendations for which sessions to attend in order to get the most out of your time at Connect. READ MORE +

Rent surges nationally, but single-family prices grow steadily at 2.7%

Rent for single-family homes across 20 of the country's largest metropolitan areas has grown steadily between 2010 and 2018, according to CoreLogic. READ MORE +

MetaProp moves into the big time with $40M fund

Real estate tech venture capital firm and startup accelerator MetaProp is set to move beyond $100,000 checks with a new fund of $40 million that will back 40 early-stage companies. READ MORE +

Virtual office brokerage eXp Realty hits 12,000 agents

The company is now up to 12,000 agents across its markets in North America, 85 percent growth since the start of 2018, per a release today. READ MORE +

US housing starts reach highest level in over a decade

Residential housing starts rose 5 percent in May, the highest rate since June 2007, according to Bloomberg. READ MORE +

5 things all homeowners should fix before selling

As summer approaches and the U.S. real estate market heats up, prospective sellers might be anxious to list and rush to market. Although timing is important, there are several things sellers should check into before putting their home on the market if they hope to sell fast and for top dollar. READ MORE +

Move over Google, Mapfit wants to be real estate’s go-to mapping app

Mapfit is a new mapping technology that uses perpetually updating vector mapping for door-to-door navigation and entrance identification. READ MORE +