News – January 14, 2017

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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

News – January 12, 2017

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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

News – January 7, 2017

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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

News – January 4, 2017

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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

News – December 22, 2016

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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

News – December 19, 2016

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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

News – December 15, 2016

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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

News – December 13, 2016

News – December 12, 2016

  • 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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  • Trump Pick Carson Accepts HUD Secretary Position

    Former presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson accepted President-Elect Donald Trump’s nomination to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary Monday—an appointment, which came despite Carson’s initial reservations, that marks the

News – December 5, 2016

  • Changing Lives: More Than Just a Home Inspection

    Innovation primes Pillar To Post Home Inspectors® for future success Every industry needs a leader. A simple—yet profound—statement, it’s a driving force for everyone at Pillar To Post. With 23 years of

News – December 3, 2016

  • Smart Homes and Smarter REALTORS®

    Homebuyers and sellers are showing increasing interest in smart homes and smart home technology, according to the inaugural Smart Homes and REALTORS® report recently released by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). REALTORS®, in turn,

News – December 2, 2016

  • Five Ways to Drive Real Estate Leads with SEO

    Having a hard time getting found online? How’s your social media footprint? Are your business profile, website and Facebook page drawing all the attention to your business that they could be?

News – December 1, 2016

  • Pending Home Sales Tiptoe Up in Two-Month Streak

    Pending home sales tiptoed up a scant 0.1 percent in October, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), continuing a two-month streak of gains that now land NAR’s Pending Home Sales

News – November 30, 2016

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  • Millennials Still Chasing American Dream despite Hurdles

    Surprising to some, millennials are all about chasing the American Dream and owning a home of their own, despite current market and economic setbacks. This infographic from FirstTimeHomeFinancing.com explains what’s keeping millennials from

News – November 25, 2016

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  • Market Floods with Wave of Existing-Home Sales

    A tidal wave of existing-home sales flooded the housing market last month, pooling to a decade-high pace, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that

News – November 22, 2016

  • Why Chinese Homebuyers Are Coming to the U.S.

    According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2016 Profile of International Home Buying Activity, Chinese homebuyers make up over 27 percent of all international home sales in the U.S Not only

News – November 21, 2016

News – November 19, 2016

  • Don’t Move: Americans Migrated Less This Year

    Despite a strengthening housing market and an improving overall economy, a new study shows Americans are deciding not to move as much. Moves across the country have declined to an all-time low this

News – November 18, 2016

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  • Below the Surface: The Asian Indian Market

    Serving a multicultural client base as a real estate professional is no longer an option—it’s expected. Engaging and interacting with clients of varying cultures, whether coming from down the road or overseas, is

News – November 15, 2016

News – November 14, 2016

  • Study: Is Home Equity Still a Retirement Failsafe?

    Homeownership is one of the more viable paths to a secure retirement—but many older homeowners missed the prime opportunity to leverage that equity before the recession. How much usable equity can older

News – November 12, 2016

News – November 11, 2016

  • Find More Qualified Leads with These Three Tips

    Agents’ ability to generate new leads and convert prospects to clients is the driving force that helps them excel. A solid lead generation program is the most important factor in increasing your

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  • Basic Training: Creating Your Own Luck
    I love being around lucky people. They believe they’re always going to get the closest parking space at the mall, and they’re going to win the raffle at church or work. They always enter

News – November 5, 2016

  • Limited Supply Spurs Higher Prices in Third Quarter
    Persistent supply shortages throughout the country led to slightly faster home price appreciation during the third quarter, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of REALTORS®. The report also

News – November 4, 2016

  • The 4 Emotions of the Home-buying Process
    More often than not, a buyer’s decision to purchase a new home is based on emotion, not logic. While they may have a checklist that includes the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, square-footage

News – November 3, 2016

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  • Homeownership Rate Rallies
    Is the tide turning? The homeownership rate rallied slightly at 63.5 percent in the third quarter, higher than the 62.9 percent rate in the second quarter—the lowest point in more than 50 years, according to the U.S.

News – October 29, 2016

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  • Never Lose a Listing Again
    If you’ve ever lost a listing you thought you “had in the bag,” then you have most likely encountered the secret process that winning agents consistently use to earn listings. Now you can learn that

News – October 27, 2016

  • New-Home Sales Up after August Slip
    New-home sales activity is up, coming in at a rate of 593,000 in September, roughly 3 percent higher than the August rate of 575,000, the U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban

News – October 26, 2016

News – October 25, 2016

  • Video Marketing Gets Evolutionary
    There are so many quotes about change, but this is one from Ben Franklin is one of my favorites: “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” To help us all embrace change, the forthcoming November issue of 

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  • Three Steps to Find More Listings This Fall
    You may be busy preparing your home, family or even wardrobe for fall, but don’t forget that you should be preparing your business, as well. As the market slows down during the

News – October 20, 2016

  • Single-Family Starts Surge Ahead of Estimates
    Single-family housing starts came in above estimates in September, signaling sustained strength in the owner-occupied housing sector. The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reports single-family starts in

News – October 19, 2016

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  • The War for Top-Earning Agents
    In the fast-paced world of real estate, brokers are often at their most competitive when it comes to battling for the best agents. These are the men and women on the front lines of the

News – October 17, 2016

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  • Attracting Motivated Sellers this Fall
    As we move into the slower season in real estate, some agents struggle to find sellers ready to list. If you’re not able to find customers to work with, it can be difficult to make

News – October 13, 2016

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  • Mortgage Applications Inch Higher
    Mortgage applications increased 2.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 30, 2016. The Market Composite Index, a measure of

News – October 7, 2016

  • Generating Listings in Low Inventory Markets
    The greatest thing about real estate is that there are a lot of options for creating new listings, but one of the saddest things is that only a few agents are taking full advantage

News – October 6, 2016

  • Oklahoma Housing Impacted by Earthquakes and Oil
    A recent ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of housing market trends in Oklahoma following the recent spike in earthquake activity highlights interesting results. The analysis found that statewide in Oklahoma earthquakes increased 375 percent

News – October 5, 2016

  • Realtor.com(R) and PNC Bank Talk Industry Growth
    The residential mortgage industry has seen a big rise in non-bank lenders this year, but PNC Bank never got the memo; business expanded throughout the year and is poised for growth. Realtor® Magazine

News – October 4, 2016

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  • Top Tips for Working with Hispanic Clients
    If you’re not working with Hispanic clients, you’re missing a huge market, as they remain one of the fastest growing homebuying demographics. However, if you’re not Hispanic yourself, there are a few things

News – September 30, 2016

  • Five Tips to Make Your Brand Top of Mind
    Staying ahead of the competition in real estate is all about building top-of-mind awareness. Often, the more unique your approach, the better, as it sets you apart from competitors. When it

News – September 29, 2016

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  • Existing-Home Sales Ease in August
    Existing-home sales eased up in August for the second consecutive month despite mortgage rates near record lows as higher home prices and not enough inventory for sale kept some would-be buyers at bay, according to

News – September 23, 2016

  • Giving Millennial Homebuyers What They Need
    With the housing market seeing significant recoveries in home prices, many millennials are making a move toward homeownership. In fact, according to the National Association of REALTORS®, “for the third straight year, the largest

News – September 22, 2016

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