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NAR: Even With Economic Gains, Homebuyers and Sellers Unsure

December 18th, 2017
Even with economic gains and employment growth, homebuyers and sellers are less optimistic about their prospects, according to recently released findings from a survey by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). NAR’s quarterly Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) report...

Confidence in Housing Subdued at Year-End

January 13th, 2018
Confidence in housing was subdued in December in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), derived from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey® (NHS). The HPSI overall posted 85.8 in December, two percentage points lower than the month prior. “Consumers...

Using Training and Communication to Stay Relevant

December 18th, 2017
In the following interview, Lynsey Engels, president of Mel Foster Co., a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), in Davenport, Iowa, discusses client relationships, the local market, training and more. Region Served: Eastern Iowa and Western...

Infographic: How Recent Buyers Purchased Their Home

January 13th, 2018
Demand and home prices are increasing, but that has yet to keep homebuyers out of the market. Here is how they did it:  For more information, please visit www.nar.realtor. For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com. The post...

Using Tech, ‘Coolture’ and Education to Achieve Success

December 20th, 2017
In the following interview, Mike Cole, owner of Realty ONE Group Dockside in Myrtle Beach, S.C., discusses the advantages of the brand, negotiating, social media, technology and more. Region Served: Myrtle Beach, Horry and Georgetown Counties Years in Real Estate:...

Fair Housing Makes Us Stronger

January 14th, 2018
On April 11, 1968, President Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act into law. This marked an important and historic change in our nation’s commitment to property rights, recognizing that property rights should not be abridged because of discrimination based on...

Balancing Time to Best Serve Clients

December 26th, 2017
In the following interview, Deborah Thompson, REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Hartung and Noblin, Inc., in Tallahassee, Fla., discusses the advantages of Homes & Land marketing, the direction of the market, social media and more. Region Served: Tallahassee Years in Real...

Housing and Tax Reform: Where Could the Impact Land?

January 16th, 2018
Homebuyers and homeowners are anticipating fallout from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which has changed homeownership incentives, including the deductions for mortgage interest and state and local taxes. How deep the effect is hinges on location, according to new...

Millennials and the Silent Gen Agree: Walkability Wins

January 1st, 2018
Millennials are not the only generation preferring proximity to restaurants and retail. Americans born between the mid-1920s up until 1945—the “Silent Generation”—are also on the lookout for walkability. Fifty-five percent of members of the Silent Generation recently surveyed by the...

Building a Reputation of Trust and Honesty

January 15th, 2018
In the following interview, Phyllis Staines, broker associate at RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., discusses disruption, marketing and more. Region Served: Jacksonville, Fla. Years in Real Estate: 20 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 16 Favorite Part of Your...
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