Hurricanes could bring another disaster: Foreclosures

by Lydia DePillis   @CNNMoney November 10, 2017: 11:02 AM ET As life slowly returns to normal in hurricane-ravaged parts of Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, housing experts and consumer advocates worry another crisis is on the horizon: Foreclosures. Already, legal aid groups are working with people who are struggling to make mortgage payments on homes made uninhabitable by the storms, while paying rent somewhere else. ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { totalHeight = 0; targetChildElement = null; } // Check if story is in the blacklist of articles to remove smartassets // [2017.07.27] Results of a one-off request from r.barbieri if(BLACKLIST[location.pathname] === true) { return } if(storytext == null) { console.log(“Error finding storytext element for SA embed”); return; } for ( i = 0; i 0) { heightToSkip -= storytext.childNodes[i].clientHeight; resetValues(); } else if(heightToSkip minHeight && targetChildElement != null) […]

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How to save enough money for a down payment on a home

by Wendy Connick for The Motley Fool   @CNNMoney August 11, 2017: 10:09 AM ET Saving up a down payment to buy your first house can seem a pretty daunting task. If you’ve never had more than a few thousand dollars in the bank at any given time, then setting aside five figures or more may seem impossible. However, getting a down payment together is not as difficult as you may think — if you go about it the right way. ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { totalHeight = 0; targetChildElement = null; } // Check if story is in the blacklist of articles to remove smartassets // [2017.07.27] Results of a one-off request from r.barbieri if(BLACKLIST[location.pathname] === true) { return } if(storytext == null) { console.log(“Error finding storytext element for SA embed”); return; } for ( i = 0; […]

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The Neuroscience Behind Choosing a REALTOR®

Commentary by Steve Bunker Real estate clients are unlike any other clients—they’re different from people who need a lawyer, a doctor, or a writer. These people are embarking on perhaps the biggest journey of their lives, and they’re certainly making one of the largest financial decisions they’ll ever make. What happens in a real estate […]

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5 Cs of a Successful Farming Strategy With RPR®

NAR PULSE—Nowhere is there a more streamlined single source of data and reports that fulfill every aspect of a successful farming campaign. From targeting and analyzing the marketability of potential neighborhoods to resources that help you “break the ice” with homeowners, it’s all here with Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®). Get started. Every Child Deserves a […]

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Staying Ahead of the Competition

In the following interview, Gia Arvin, REALTOR® with Matchmaker Realty in Gainesville, Fla., discusses the brokerage’s charitable initiatives, marketing strategies, and more. Region Served: North Central, Fla. Years in Real Estate: 13 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 17 Best Tip for Getting the Right Listing Price: I take the seller to tour their […]

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Homeowners Continue to Overestimate Value, Except in Hot Markets

Homeowners continue to overestimate the value of their homes, except in hot markets, according to the latest Quicken Loans’ HPPI. Appraised home values came in 1.55 percent below what homeowners expected in July, according to the latest Quicken Loans’ National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The latest Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows […]

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Realtor.com Results Summit Zeroes In on Agent Productivity

Realtor.com®’s upcoming annual Results Summit, “Break / Through,” will zero in on agent and team productivity, with more than 50 top sales professionals revealing insights for success. The two-day event takes places Sept. 18-19 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Register. Breakout sessions at the event cover topics including lead generation and conversion, developing engaging […]

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How to Give Your Bathroom a Tropical Vibe

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Great Spaces: Historic Brownstone in Gramercy Park Real Estate Agents: 5 Ways to Create Shareable Content Great Spaces: House of the Rising Sun for Sale Looking to redo your bathroom? Adding a tropical twist is all the […]

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July Jobs Report Signals Riper Conditions for Housing

The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July, the Labor Department recently reported, flouting expectations and signaling riper conditions for the housing market. The unemployment rate retreated to 4.3 percent, a low, and hourly wages on average went up 0.3 percent to $26.36. “[July’s] strong jobs report showed some good news,” says Danielle Hale, chief […]

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Confidence in Housing Sags as Sellers Shy Away

Confidence in housing sagged in July in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), with optimism weakening for both homebuyers and sellers due to limiting economic factors and unaffordability. The HPSI overall posted 86.8, down 1.5 percentage points from June, when the Index reached a second all-time high. The share of homebuyers surveyed for […]

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Do Domain Extensions Matter?

In a tech-driven world, it’s more important than ever for professionals in the housing industry to stand out in every way possible. Find out how acquiring a real estate-related domain extension can solidify your brand and help you get ahead of your competition. What is a domain extension? Your website domain extension is everything after […]

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The Power of Empathy in Business and Employee Retention

Empathy is the ability to share the feelings of another and to imagine how you would feel or think in another’s shoes, and it’s vital in establishing personal relationships. Recent studies even indicate its pertinence to our professional relationships in the workplace. This form of empathy, often referred to as “corporate empathy,” is a skill […]

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Education Linked to Homeownership in More Ways Than One

Countless case studies have established a connection between education and homeownership: generally, college graduates are more likely to own a home than non-graduates. A new study out of Trulia now shows that career stage, level of education and location can have varying degrees of influence on homeownership rates. Being college-educated typically boosts earning potential, which […]

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‘Soft’ Credit Checks: Do They Hurt Your Credit Score?

(TNS)—Lenders use your credit score to determine whether you are eligible for a loan and to decide what terms they are prepared to offer. Credit bureaus keep track of when companies check your score, regardless of the outcome, and checks designated as “hard inquiries” may lower your score. Understanding what constitutes a hard check versus […]

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Typical Commercial Agent Now Makes $120,800

Commercial prices continue to head up, at least among smaller properties in secondary and tertiary markets. As a result, the typical commercial agent is making $120,800, an 11 percent increase from the previous year, when the median income was $108,500. The income gains come even as agents on average are doing fewer deals, eight as […]

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Scammers Turn Sights on Realtors®

Realtors® have worked for years to make consumers aware of scams targeting real estate transactions. Now, scammers are turning their attention to Realtors® themselves. A recent alert from the Orlando Regional Realtor® Association warns of fraudulent letters from a fake “Florida Real Estate Board.” The letters threaten a Realtors® status as a licensee, demanding $225 […]

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Putting New Pins on the Map

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Continues to Reach New Markets Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices launched as a network in late 2013—the new home for most Prudential Real Estate franchisees and other brokerages looking for a fresh, distinctive brand. The network has matured nicely in four years, growing to nearly 44,000 agents with a compelling value proposition that continues […]

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Break on Through…to the Broker Side

You’re a top-producing real estate agent, expanding your client roster, surpassing your sales goals and living the good life. But why stop there? For these Engel & Völkers license partners—the company’s term for broker/owners—reaching the pinnacle as a sales associate led to making the decision to become owners and manage their own shop. For many, […]

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Great Spaces: Historic Brownstone in Gramercy Park

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Real Estate Agents: 5 Ways to Create Shareable Content Great Spaces: House of the Rising Sun for Sale How to Create Compelling Property Listing Descriptions That Generate Sales For New York City fans, living in a brownstone […]

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Home Builder Confidence in Boomer Market Leaps Forward

Home builder confidence in the single-family 55-plus housing market took a leap forward in the second quarter of 2017, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) recently released 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI). The Index reading for the second quarter was 66, up a solid 11 points from the first quarter. An above-50 […]

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Real Estate Agents: 5 Ways to Create Shareable Content

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Great Spaces: House of the Rising Sun for Sale How to Create Compelling Property Listings That Generate Sales Home Safety: Best Places to Put Security Cameras It is reported that every day there are two million new […]

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How to Stay Cool and Save Money

Staying cool can be difficult during uncomfortable summer spikes and dreaded heatwaves. According to fan manufacturer Lasko, an average homeowner spends nearly $2,000 annually on energy bills, with 25 percent of that consumed by air conditioning. By simply turning the A/C thermostat up, and adding fans to any space, consumers can still stay comfortably cool […]

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Sustainability: How NAR Is Responding to Growing Interest

When you hear the term “sustainable real estate,” what topics come to mind? Perhaps your first thoughts are environmentally-friendly properties, or creating walkable communities, or using fewer resources in your real estate practice. Each of these topics, and many more, fall under the umbrella of sustainability. Regardless of how you think about sustainability as a […]

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Commentary: Ready for Tougher Underwriting and to Pay More for Your Mortgage?

There are some new rules coming down the pike for banks that will drastically alter the lending landscape. What are they, and should you care? I’m amazed that there has not been more talk regarding a big change in banking regulation. There are new regulations being phased in that will impact every borrower in a […]

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Study: Dedication Valued Most by Homebuyers and Sellers

Homebuyers and sellers gave real estate professionals who exercised dedication high marks in J.D. Power’s recently released Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study. Satisfaction, the study found, is determined by the amount of time the real estate professional invests in keeping the client informed, and the real estate professional’s responsiveness to client concerns and questions. Homebuyers place […]

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How to Avoid Flying in the Dreaded Middle Seat

(TNS)—Flying in the middle seat is rarely a pleasant experience, but it’s considerably worse when you never saw it coming. While many airlines allow you to select a non-middle seat ahead of time, even that strategy isn’t fool-proof. After all, somebody has to sit in the middle, right? When a flight is overbooked, people are […]

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7 first-time homebuyer mistakes to avoid

by Beth Braverman   @CNNMoney June 28, 2017: 1:23 PM ET It’s tough being a first-time buyer in today’s housing market. Home prices are hitting record highs in many parts of the country, often selling for more than the asking price, and going from list to contract in a record 37 days, according to Redfin. ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { totalHeight = 0; targetChildElement = null; } if(storytext == null) { console.log(“Error finding storytext element for SA embed”); return; } for ( i = 0; i 0) { heightToSkip -= storytext.childNodes[i].clientHeight; resetValues(); } else if(heightToSkip minHeight && targetChildElement != null) { //console.log(“total height = ” + totalHeight); //console.log(“childNode = ” + targetChildElement); storytext.childNodes[targetChildElement].insertAdjacentHTML(‘afterend’, smartAssetDiv); smartasset = document.getElementById(‘smartasset-article’); smartasset.style.float = ‘left’; // allows module to have text float to right smartasset.style.marginRight =’20px’; smartasset.style.marginBottom =’25px’; //console.log(storytext.childNodes[targetChildElement]); //SMARTASSET.setDivIndex(targetChildElement); SMARTASSET.setSmartAssetScript(); /* bail out since we’re done */ […]

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How to Leverage Snapchat’s New ‘Snap Maps’ in Real Estate

Real estate is an image-based business. Agents use photos and videos to both visually and emotionally connect with prospects. While many agents use social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, others are turning to different platforms to reach younger buyers. With 100 million daily users, Snapchat can be a great way to connect with this […]

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Predictive Analytics: The Next Big Thing in Real Estate?

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: 5 Life Hacks Using Smart Home Devices 5 Practical Water Conservation Tips to Keep Your Garden Lean and Green Are Shipping Containers the Future of Swimming Pools? In this first article of a three-part series, learn all […]

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Make REALTOR® Safety a Priority Year-Round With Tips From NAR

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is committed to keeping our members safe and empowering them with the knowledge and awareness to avoid risky situations. As part of that commitment, NAR offers helpful weekly safety tips for REALTORS® throughout the year. It’s always a good time to review your office safety protocols. Build a culture […]

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Cutting-Edge Customization

When you operate a tech-savvy, cloud-based brokerage with a fresh business model, partnering with vendors who can accommodate your unique needs is critical. For Josh Harley’s Fathom Realty, located in 18 states and covering over 35 MLSs, finding a custom website firm to help build his mostly-virtual company’s web presence was a tall order. Luckily […]

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Penny Nathan: Raising the Standard for Success

Penny Nathan’s career in real estate began in 2000 when she started selling homes in San Diego. Today, she serves as president and CEO of Ascent Real Estate, Inc. “Real estate first drew my attention as a business in which I would have a deep, intrinsic interest,” says Nathan. “It offers the stability that homeownership […]

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6 Flood Insurance Myths Debunked

(TNS)—If a flood swamps your home, will insurance cover the damage? That depends on the value of your home, the amount of water damage and whether you have a flood insurance policy. Regular home insurance doesn’t cover flooding. You’ll need a policy offered through the government’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)—but note that those top […]

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Online Home Value Estimates Are NOT Appraisals

Where are these home value estimates coming from? By Karen Belita, Data Scientist The prevalence of technology gives anyone more access to a broad spectrum of information on the internet. In real estate, access to property details and values is easier due partly to Automated Valuation Models or AVMs. Automated Valuation Models spit out a […]

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All the Single Ladies (Are Buying Homes)

It doesn’t come as a huge surprise that the largest share of homebuyer households is married couples. In fact, 67 percent of all homebuyers are married couples. The second most common group of buyers, however, is single females. According to the 2016 National Association of REALTORS® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report, single females make up 15 percent of all home buyers, and this number creeps up when looking at older buyers—20 percent of buyers between 51 and 60 years of age and 19 percent between the ages of 61 and 69 are single females. These… Read More

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Homebuyers Seeking Green Features

There are many reasons to live life “greener”—to help the environment and to save some money on energy bills are typically the biggest draws. But how many homebuyers are actively seeking green features, and what are they looking for? …

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Student Debt and Homeownership

Stagnant wage growth, underemployment, rising home prices and tight inventory have all been pinpointed as reasons why the homeownership rate for young adults remains subdued at levels not seen in decades. According to new data from the National Associa…

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Financing a Home Purchase the Right Way

It’s common knowledge that purchasing a home can be challenging. But while some buyers may lose sleep over home inspections or finding a home in their favorite neighborhood, real estate professionals know that one of the biggest difficulties is actually tied to financing the home.

In fact, according to the National Association of REALTORS® 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, an overwhelming majority of recent buyers (86 percent) financed the purchase of their home. Younger buyers were more likely to finance and for more of the purchase price; the median down… Read More

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American Dream Has International Appeal

Foreign buyers continue to view the U.S. as a desirable place to own property; according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2016 Profile of International Activity, U.S. residential real estate sales to international clients accounted for $102 billion between April 2015 and March 2016.

Five states accounted for half of foreign buyer purchases. Buyers flocked to Florida, California, Texas, Arizona and New York. Latin Americans, Europeans and Canadians – who tend to buy in… Read More

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You Bought a House! Now What?

You’ve signed the papers, made the down payment and the keys are in your hand. You own your first home! That’s when the question that all new homeowners face appears: what exactly should you do next? Should you change the locks? Clean every…

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12 Dark Headboards For a Luxurious Bedroom

Bedroom furniture can be a great big decision when you’re starting from scratch. The wrong combination can make the space feel more like a conflict than a restful place. A lot of dark pieces will weigh down the look of the room that’s supposed to be the one stress-free space in your home. A lot of…

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Pallet Swing Ideas – The Perfect Summer DIY

Pallets and swings…two items that we love become one and the result is the pallet swing. It sounds and looks casual and, better yet, it’s a perfect DIY project for beginners with minimal requirements both in terms of skill and materials. Wooden pallets are easy to find and you can get them very cheap or…

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A Quaint Retreat In Southern France Surrounded By Green And Lavender

This is Mas de l’Adret, a quaint little b&b located in southern France. It’s a charming place perfect for romantic getaways, anyone who seeks a relaxing and refreshing experience but also for those to enjoy spending time outdoors or hiking and cycling. The redesign of this beautiful retreat was completed in 2017. The villa sits on a hill,…

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Older Residents in These States Complained the Most to the CFPB

Mortgage-related concerns continue to account for the largest slice of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau complaints filed by older Americans according to a new report — and a few expected states represented the lion’s share of the total. Since the CFPB began collecting complaints in 2011, California leads the nation with 14,933 submissions about financial products from […]

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Pending Home Sales Flop

Pending home sales flopped in May as inventory continued to drag on the housing market, down 0.8 percent in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI). The PHSI posted 108.5 in May, down from 109.4 in April. The Index is based on contract signings. “Monthly closings have recently been oscillating back […]

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Master Your Team Meetings in 7 Steps

As a broker, you may hold regular meetings with your team to check in. These meetings give you the opportunity to meet with your agents and share any wisdom and insight you may have to help them in their current transactions. However, over time you may feel as if the meetings are becoming monotonous and […]

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Trulia: Limited Listings, Limited Window

Housing markets most squeezed by inventory shortages in recent years are seeing listings come off the market in record time. The recently released Trulia® Inventory and Price Watch identifies an ongoing trend in the housing market: the more inventory declines, the less time homes spend on the market. Supply kept falling in the second quarter […]

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Hispanics to Begin Bridging Gap in Homeownership Rate

The Hispanic homeownership rate is trailing behind the white homeownership rate, at 26 percent below the white homeownership rate in 2015—a catch-up, though gradual, from 29 percent in 1995. Hispanics could, however, make strides to bridge the gap in the future, according to a recent Insight from Freddie Mac. The Insight determines the disparity between […]

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New Ad Campaign Encourages Consumers to Get REALTOR®

As a real estate broker, you’re affiliated with two key brand identities—your office’s brand (whether independent or franchised) and the REALTOR® brand, shared with thousands of other brokerages. The REALTOR® brand is an important and impressive membership mark that identifies you and your agents as upholding a strict Code of Ethics while serving as consumer […]

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5 Life Hacks Using Smart Home Devices

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: 5 Practical Water Conservation Tips to Keep Your Garden Lean and Green Are Shipping Containers the Future of Swimming Pools? How Agents Can Achieve Better Visibility With First-Time Homebuyers Clean floors and fresh java are hardly the […]

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Escape From Stress in Your Own Special She Shed

Getting away from it all is hard to do with everything that today’s busy lives entail. But, many women have decided that they don’t need to look any further than their own backyards to escape the responsibilities of life and enjoy some downtime: They are retreating to their She Sheds. What is a she shed you…

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Barn-Style Guesthouse Features an Element of Surprise

Carney Logan Burke Architects completed the design of this barn-style guesthouse in Wilson, WY. Contrary to popular belief, this is not a renovation of an existing structure, but a beautiful traditional house built from scratch. The 2,400-square-foot project serves three purposes: it is a guesthouse for its many visitors looking to disconnect, a workout area for the […]

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One in Three Recent Homebuyers Made an Offer Sight-Unseen—Up from Nearly One in Five a Year Ago

In May 2017, Redfin commissioned a survey of 3,350 U.S. residents in 11 metropolitan areas who in the past year bought or sold a home, attempted to do so or plan to do so soon.

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Show Off Your American Spirit With DIY 4th Of July Crafts

Are you ready for the 4th of July? Once again it’s time to get festive and to let your American spirit take over. What better way to do that than with some lovely decorations which you can craft yourself? We find this strategy to be better-suited for anyone who enjoys being special and to add a…

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Home Prices Mount at Slower Pace

Home price growth continues to mount, though at a slower pace, up 5.5 percent year-over-year in April, down from a 5.6 percent gain in March, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index’s 10-City Composite rose 4.9 percent year-over-year, down from a 5.2 percent gain […]

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Build a Better Listing Presentation Package With RPR®

NAR PULSE—Sellers want to know if your agents’ presentations are based on their keen sense of the market, their expertise in determining value, and their ability to bring a deal to close in the shortest time possible and at the highest price. The key to your agents nailing that next listing is for them to […]

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Keep the Focus on Agent Productivity

It’s that time of year. The major 2017 real estate reports have been released, tallying the numbers and shining the spotlight on the biggest and most productive real estate brokerages across the country. Among the most significant of these, of course, is RISMedia’s Power Broker Report, ranking the nation’s brokerages according to sales volume and […]

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Great Living on the Great Barrier Reef

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Retirees Turning to Custom Homes to Get the Right Space Luxury Homes: How to Tell If You’re Getting a Fair Price $1 Million a Week, Starting With Quality Leads This ocean-front palatial property has it all, literally: […]

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Robin Dickson: Meeting Challenges With Training and Technology

Those who live and work in San Francisco’s luxurious East Bay understand that when a home goes on the market in the area, it doesn’t last very long, and the price is usually high. Robin Dickson, executive vice president of J. Rockcliff REALTORS®, has been working in the area for a long time, and has […]

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5 Practical Water Conservation Tips to Keep Your Garden Lean and Green

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Are Shipping Containers the Future of Swimming Pools? How Agents Can Achieve Better Visibility With First-Time Homebuyers For Sale: Pacific Palisades Mansion Built for Former Tycoon You don’t need a degree in horticulture to know that water […]

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Enhance Kitchen Storage With Different Styling Options

Having enough storage in the kitchen is a prime concern for homeowners no matter what the budget. Of course, it’s not just a matter of having a place to put things. Stylish design, clever solutions and different types of storage that fit the lifestyle of a household are key to a kitchen that works well. While the…

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Floor Length Mirrors – At The Crossroads Between Looks And Function

Recently I’ve fallen in love with the idea of having a floor-length mirror somewhere in my home. I haven’t decided yet whether the hallway or the bedroom is the best place for such a design element…or maybe it could look nice in the living room…In any case, it would be more than just a decorative mirror….

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Redfin Housing Demand Index Hit a New High in May

With the supply of homes for sale at historic lows, the high buyer demand is likely to continue to drive up housing prices in major metros over the next two months.

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Michigan Lender Acquires Home Point’s 40-Person Reverse Mortgage Division

Huron Valley Financial today announced the acquisition of Home Point Financial’s reverse mortgage operation, a move that will bring an existing team of nearly 40 Home Equity Conversion Mortgage employees to Huron Valley’s 1st Nations Reverse Mortgage subsidiary. The firms declined to discuss the details of the transaction, though Huron Valley CEO and president Eric Bradley […]

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NAR: Sellers Say They’re Ready

Many homeowners have been reluctant to list their homes for sale—some by choice, some for fear of being unable to afford a new home, or of coming out in the red. Recently released findings from a survey by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) show more homeowners are ready to move on and unload…or, at […]

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8 Essential Strategies for Achieving Business Longevity

Everyone who starts or leads a business dreams of passing it along to the next generation, but few are successful in making it happen. Every year, countless businesses and organizations fail. Excuses are made and fingers are pointed. Long-term success takes more than hard work and a little luck. Leaders and entrepreneurs who achieve exceptional […]

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Listing Inventory Takes Critical Hit

Listing inventory is taking a critical hit, with 9 percent fewer for-sale homes on the market now than one year ago, a slump not seen in four years, according to the May Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports. The Columbus, Ohio, San Jose, Calif., and Minneapolis, Minn., markets have seen the steepest declines, at around 30 […]

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Luxury Homes: How to Tell If You’re Getting a Fair Price

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: $1 Million a Week, Starting With Quality Leads Don’t Let Clogged Gutters Wreak Havoc on Your Home Easy Tips to Stage Your Home With Toddlers Around Buying a luxury home isn’t as straightforward a process as one […]

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Are Shipping Containers the Future of Swimming Pools?

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: How Agents Can Achieve Better Visibility With First-Time Homebuyers For Sale: Pacific Palisades Mansion Built for Former Tycoon The Basics of Buying Investment Properties One Canadian couple is making a splash transforming shipping containers into backyard swimming […]

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