Real Estate News Brand building: How to turn real estate insight into influence Industry insight is the deep wisdom you collect along your career journey. At Inman Connect Now, we collect the best insight from experts across the country to put into action immediately. How can you turn that insight into influence? Find out here. Mr. Rogers’ one-time home is up for sale in Pittsburgh You know it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood when a house owned by Mr. Rogers himself hits the market in Pittsburgh. Keep your eye on these top 10 purchase lenders this year Refinances are decreasing as purchases take over market share. These top 10 purchase lenders from 2020 are best prepared to dominate lending in 2021. RE/MAX’s largest franchisee adds 11 new offices with merger RE/MAX Gold Nation has merged with Oregon-based RE/MAX Equity Group. With the merger, Gold Nation now operates in five states with 2,712 agents. RedfinNow launches in Tucson, Ariz., resumes service in Las Vegas Redfin has launched its iBuyer services in Tucson, Arizona, and restarted service in parts of Las Vegas, according to an announcement on Tuesday. RedfinNow now operates in 22 markets nationwide. Housing market transitions from refinances to purchases As interest rates rise, housing market activity is slowing transitioning from refinances to purchases as refis lose market share. WATCH: Back To Basics 101 — Send handwritten notes to homeowners Founder of ehomes, Micah McNeill-Tyler, shares the threefold benefits of sending handwritten notes to sellers in neighborhoods your buyers like. These are the mortgage lenders that dominated refinances in 2020 Mortgage lenders saw record volume in 2020, with refinances leading the way. Here are the top lenders that dominated refinances last year. Bernie Madoff, ponzi schemer and real estate collector, has died Bernie Madoff stole billions from investors and used some of the money to buy penthouses and mansions on multiple continents. Here's a look at his one-time real estate portfolio. 64% of March home sales included bidding wars: Redfin Redfin's latest market report reveals just how far buyers must go to secure a home. Single-family listings garnered the most bids followed by townhomes.