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  • Rent Growth Crawls, but Costs Still High

    Rent growth is crawling at its slowest pace in five years, with rents up nationwide just 0.7 percent year-over-year, according to the recently released March Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports. Notably, rent growth

News – April 22, 2017

  • Foreclosures Follow Downtrend in First Quarter

    Foreclosures in the first quarter of 2017 followed a downtrend, tumbling 11 percent since the last quarter of 2016 and 19 percent since the first quarter of 2016, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ recently

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  • REALTORS® Answer Call for Greener, Sustainable Homes

    More homebuyers and sellers are in the market for greener, sustainable homes—and REALTORS® are answering the call. Over half of REALTORS® recently surveyed in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) REALTORS® and Sustainability

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  • Case-Shiller: Home Prices on a 31-Month Hot Streak

    Home prices are on a hot streak, reaching a 31-month high in January in the recently released S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices. Prices fired up 5.9 percent year-over-year in the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller

News – March 31, 2017

  • Referrals: Let Your Clients Work for You

    In real estate, leads are the most important aspect of your business. Without new clients flowing in, revenue won’t flow out. While advertising and social networking are great ways to connect with new

News – March 30, 2017

  • Pending Home Sales Warm Up in February

    Pending home sales warmed in February to their highest level in almost a year, rallying 5.5 percent in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently released Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI). The PHSI

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  • Report: Same Old Story for Inventory

    Housing inventory hit a new low in the first quarter of 2017, bottoming out from the early days of the recovery from the recession, according to Trulia’s recently released quarterly Inventory and Price Watch.

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  • 5 Effective Facebook Tips to Close More Leads

    Leigh Brown is the first to admit that she sounds like a character on “The Beverly Hillbillies,” but she points out that her southern accent is part of what makes her authentic—the

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  • Luck Doesn’t Sell Listings, Copy Points Do

    Every buyer starts their real estate search with a list of features which can return hundreds or thousands of matching homes online. Make your listing a must-see by describing the benefits of your

News – March 16, 2017

  • Economic Gains Spark Confidence in Buying, Selling

    Economic gains have sparked confidence in home-buying and -selling, with 80 percent of those surveyed in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey believing now is a

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  • Rising Rents Offer More Home-Buying Opportunities

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  • The Ideal Time to List a Home for Sale

    Numerous factors impact the sale of a home—including timing. The ideal time to list a home for sale this year is between May 1-15, according to a recent analysis by Zillow.

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  • Rising Rates: Spoiling Homebuyers’ Plans?

    Homebuyers are concerned about the effect rising interest rates have on their ability to afford a home, but not enough to spoil their plans, according to a recent survey issued by Zillow Group Mortgages. Eighty-three

News – February 27, 2017

  • Appreciation Activity Shifts to the South

    Housing markets in the South are experiencing higher levels of appreciation than those in California, which had been at the forefront of rising values, according to the Zillow Real Estate Market Reports for January.

News – February 25, 2017

  • Commercial Real Estate Sector on Solid Footing

    Commercial real estate is on solid footing, with the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) quarterly commercial forecast projecting continued stability in 2017. National vacancy rates in the office sector are set to decrease

News – February 24, 2017

  • Peyton to Take Helm at Realogy Effective April 1

    Alex Perriello to Become Chairman Emeritus Realogy Holdings Corp. has announced the promotion of John Peyton to the role of president and chief executive officer for the Realogy Franchise Group (RFG),

News – February 23, 2017

  • Existing-Home Sales Begin 2017 with a Bang

    Existing-home sales began 2017 with a bang, growing 3.3 percent and hitting a 10-year high in January, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). With the exception of the Midwest, every region

News – February 22, 2017

  • Policy Unknowns Curb Housing Growth Expectations

    All-out growth in the housing market this year is hinging on the Trump Administration’s policies, with the Fannie Mae Economic & Strategic Research Group expecting standstill wages to cripple affordability unless incomes improve. “We

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  • Design for Days: 100 Years of Home-Building

    Take a field trip to your hometown’s historic district and stroll the sidewalk. Blur the cars out of focus and it’s not hard to imagine what life looked like in decades and centuries

News – January 20, 2017

  • 10 Tips to Apply before Your Next Open House

    Have you ever left your open house feeling like something wasn’t right? Perhaps you wondered if one of your open house visitors wasn’t there for the right reasons. Maybe you simply

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  • Is Real Estate a ‘Team’ Sport? You Decide

    According to the National Association of REALTORS®, there are just over one million active real estate licensees in the United States. With new agents joining the market every day, competition can be

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  • Rocket Mortgage: Has It Lived Up to the Hype?

    Rocket Mortgage blasted into our world during 2016’s Super Bowl 50 between the Broncos and the Panthers. At its peak, the game attracted more than 115 million viewers, and right in

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  • 2017 to See Slight Showing of Home Price Movement

    Subdued home price growth estimates for 2017 are increasing as end-of-year data becomes available, indicating a slight showing of movement in the year ahead. CoreLogic, most recently, bumped up its price

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  • Looking Ahead: Tax Reform in 2017

    As we kick off 2017 with a new administration and the start of the 115th Congress, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) will ramp up its messaging on the social and financial benefits of

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  • Buyer Representation: The Competitive Difference

    Most real estate professionals are well aware that more than 90 percent of today’s homebuyers begin their home search online. What may not be as widely known is that a whopping 88 percent of those

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  • Is the Bubble Out West about to Burst?

    Home prices in San Jose, Calif.—one of the nation’s leading markets since the bust—posted negative 0.3 percent last quarter, marking the area’s first foray into the red in five years with currently

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  • 5 Disciplines to Make 2017 Your Best Year

    No matter how good or bad the year 2016 was for your business, 2017 is going to be insanely profitable—but only if you have the five disciplines you need to seize those

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  • FAU: Housing in Buy Territory at 65 Percent

    The U.S. is in buy territory, with 65 percent of cities measured in the recent Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and Florida International University (FIU) Buy vs. Rent Index posting more favorable outcomes

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  • Post-Election Housing Sentiment: Too Soon to Tell?

    Too soon to tell? More Americans expect home prices to rise, according to Fannie Mae’s recently released Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI)—but that expectation is likely muddled by the charged election atmosphere, which

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