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Builders Put Stock in Trump as Confidence Inflates to 2005 High

December 17th, 2016
Home builders’ confidence in the housing market inflated to its highest reading in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) since July 2005, indicating a renewed sense of optimism after the results of the election....

The Most Important Customer? Your Agent

December 17th, 2016
In the following interview, Jennifer Atkisson-Lovett, broker/owner, RE/MAX of Stuart in Martin County and St. Lucie, Fla., discusses her philosophy when it comes to attracting, coaching and retaining her agents. Years in Real Estate: 21 Region Served: Martin County and...

John Reinhardt: Keeping Business on the Cutting-Edge

December 17th, 2016
Following in his dad’s footsteps, John Reinhardt has spent the last 38 years involved in the real estate business, rising to president and CEO of Fillmore Real Estate in 2001. “My dad gave me a birthday card and a real...

PACE Programs Offer Benefits, Dangers

December 15th, 2016
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs provide financing for energy-related home improvement projects such as solar panels or energy-efficient windows. PACE programs allow local governments to provide financing to property owners for these projects, and homeowners repay the amount borrowed,...

Slipping Buyer Enthusiasm to Give Way to Modest Home Sales in 2017

December 14th, 2016
Enthusiasm among homebuyers has slipped in light of lacking affordability and steadily rising mortgage rates, a disposition expected to give way to a modest gain in existing-home sales in 2017, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) fourth quarter...

FAU: Housing in Buy Territory at 65 Percent

December 13th, 2016
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 when buying a home than renting one—implying that...

George Blankenship Announced as 2017 REALTOR® Broker Summit Keynote

December 13th, 2016
NAR PULSE— Attendees of the 2017 REALTOR® Broker Summit will hear opening keynote George Blankenship share his unique perspective from a long career of creative breakthroughs at game-changing companies like Tesla Motors, Apple and The Gap. Register today for this...

Brand Report: Interest Rates on the Minds of Consumers in Latest Homeowner Sentiment Survey

December 13th, 2016
Current and prospective homeowners – particularly Millennials — remain optimistic about the state of the U.S. real estate market yet they expressed concern over the prospects of rising interest rates in Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ latest Homeowner Sentiment Survey released Tuesday....

Capitol Hill Update: NAR’s 2016 Political Advocacy Efforts

December 17th, 2016
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) works diligently on a legislative and regulatory agenda that encourages a sound and robust U.S. real estate market and protects the business interests of consumers as well as REALTORS®. In 2016, significant accomplishments included:...
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