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Visa Programs Are Important for Real Estate, but Need Reforms to Stay Viable

July 8th, 2018
While not apparent at first glance, many visa programs support real estate markets across the country. Visa holders purchase property, invest in property, keep other properties in good shape, provide capital for development and contribute to and stimulate property markets...

Demand Expands to Hot Inland Markets

July 8th, 2018
California’s domination as the hottest housing state is weakening, as other affordable markets trend up, according to the latest ranking by realtor.com®. California dipped out of the top five markets for the first time in six years, with the Bay...

Confidence in Housing Slightly Wilts

July 9th, 2018
The confidence consumers have in housing is slightly wilting, as homebuyers are immobilized by sparse supply, according to the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) for June. At 90.7, the Index flattened 1.6 percentage points month-over-month, but remains up...

Maria’s Impact: Puerto Rico Home Values Take a Hit

July 10th, 2018
But Interest in Market Grows Nine months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, residents are still in the midst of recovery, and real estate prices continue on a downward trend. According to a new Point2Homes report, property...

Attend NAR’s Inaugural iOi Summit

July 10th, 2018
NAR PULSE—Save your seat at NAR’s iOi Summit, bringing together real estate professionals, technology innovators and capital investors for the next century of opportunity. Session topics include artificial intelligence, digital employees and regulatory forces affecting innovation in real estate. Register...

What Do You Do When Inventory’s This Low? Innovate

July 10th, 2018
From the beginning, Simon Chen has abided by a clear credo: to enhance, not replace. “It’s all about using technology in the right way to make the agent that much more productive,” Chen, CEO and president of ERA Real Estate,...

Premium Shrinks for Waterfront: Zillow

July 11th, 2018
The inventory issue is permeating to properties on the waterfront. Access to a beach or dock is expensive, but less so now than it was in recent years, according to an analysis newly released by Zillow. In the first quarter...

Appraisals Bring Fewer Seller Surprises

July 11th, 2018
Appraisals brought fewer seller surprises at the start of summer, with appraisals in June just 0.25 percent below what homeowners predicted—the closest the gap has been since February 2015, according to the Quicken Loans National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI)....

Luxury Market Swells With $1 Million-Plus Sales

July 12th, 2018
The demand for luxury is staggering. According to the latest Luxury Home Index by realtor.com®, $1 million-plus transactions are up 25 percent year-over-year, with the average property snapped up in 105 days—a tightening window. “Continued growth in high-paying jobs and...

Is Amazon Embarking on Home Insurance?

July 12th, 2018
July 16 is Prime Day, and this year’s deals feature double discounts on Alexa-enabled smart home devices, including Echo, Fire TV and Fire tablets, Amazon reports. As the marketplace giant gets more and more involved in the lives of homeowners,...
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