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Industry Gathers for NAR Innovation, Opportunity & Investment Summit in San Francisco

August 30th, 2018
Over 400 innovators, investors and Realtors® gathered in San Francisco for NAR’s inaugural Innovation, Opportunity & Investment Summit (iOi), this week to debate, discuss and collaborate on real estate’s most pressing technology issues. During the summit, real estate technology companies,...

CEO Exchange Keynote: Leadership, in Every Sense of the Word

September 9th, 2018
Credit: PlanOmatic Against a backdrop of changing consumer preferences, technology and shifts in Washington, brokerages are navigating new territory—one where the customer experience is tops, and creativity, inclusiveness and leadership are non-negotiables for success. For Paul Boomsma, CEO of the...

Poised for the Future: zipLogixTM

September 18th, 2018
zipLogix™ Aims to Dramatically Improve the Real Estate Process  RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine recently had the opportunity to chat with Scott Strong as the one-year anniversary of his appointment as CEO of zipLogix™ approaches. In this exclusive interview, Strong provides a closer...

Mortgage Rates at Record Not Seen Since Spring 2011

September 27th, 2018
The average 30-year, fixed mortgage rate rocketed to 4.72 percent this week, at a record not seen since spring 2011, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The average 15-year, fixed mortgage rate rose to 4.16 percent,...

Student Loan Debt: Ongoing Hurdle to Homeownership

October 6th, 2018
The U.S. currently has a student debt load of over $1.4 trillion, which accounts for 10 percent of all outstanding debt and 35 percent of non-housing debt. The magnitude of the debt continues to grow in size and share of...

Paul Breunich: An Unparalleled Value Proposition

July 28th, 2018
Vitals: William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty Years in Business: 69 Size: 27 offices,1,000 agents Regions Served: Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts 2017 Sales Volume: $4,163,231,909 2017 Transactions: 6,032 No. 34 in sales volume in RISMedia’s 2018...

Real Estate’s Forever Brand: Gaining New Insight Into Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

August 5th, 2018
Gino Blefari, President & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, on location at an exclusive Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Maui Properties listing—the Kona Peninsula Residence—at Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Editor’s Note: This is the cover story in the August issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine....

Luxury Market on Record Streak

August 14th, 2018
The luxury market is on a record streak, with double-digit growth in 19 of the largest markets in the nation, according to the July Luxury Home Index by realtor.com®. High-end homes are moving rapidly, with age of inventory at 108...

Is the Housing Market Normalizing? One Sign the Tide’s Turning

August 21st, 2018
With demand strong and supply weak, the housing market is overwhelmingly partial to sellers. The average homeowner is profiting $40,000 at resale (with decade-high returns in 2017), and higher in the hottest markets, where they’re attracting multiple offers in record...

U.S. Housing Markets Moving Into Rent Territory for First Time in Over 8 Years: Report

September 3rd, 2018
U.S. housing markets, when viewed as a whole, are now in rent territory, meaning renting and reinvesting, on average, will outperform owning and building equity in terms of wealth creation, according to the latest national index produced by Florida Atlantic...
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