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In It to Win It: CENTURY 21 North Shore

December 9th, 2017
A Culture of Teamwork Keeps CENTURY 21 North Shore at the Top of Its Game “Happy agents are productive agents.” That’s the reasoning of Jim D’Amico, dynamic broker/owner and chief motivator of CENTURY 21 NS Group/North Shore of New England,...

A Blockchain Future? Cryptocurrencies Gaining Traction in Real Estate Industry

January 8th, 2018
Bitcoin started out as blockchain technology with an innovative ideology for a more secure monetary future, and is now taking hold in the real estate world. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, although not yet mainstream, show promise in an industry that...

Confidence in Housing Makes Near-Record Return

December 10th, 2017
Confidence in housing made a near-record return in November in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), derived from Fannie’s National Housing Survey® (NHS). The HPSI overall posted 87.8 in November, 2.6 percentage points higher than the month prior....

The Hottest Housing Markets This Year

January 9th, 2018
Accelerating home prices. Expanding income and jobs. New residents. In 2018, the hottest housing markets will boast a combination of these factors, according to Zillow, which recently released its predictions for the year. The markets in Zillow’s top 10: San...

10 Housing Markets to Watch in the New Year

December 11th, 2017
Dwindling inventory, high demand and even higher prices. Will the housing market shift next year? According to a 2018 Housing Forecast by Trulia, the answer is contingent on many wait-and-sees. Definitive, however, is at least one indicator: the homeownership rate....

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...

The Commercial Broker Roundtable: The Amazon Effect

December 12th, 2017
Editor’s note: The Commercial Broker Roundtable will take a quarterly look at the issues affecting the commercial real estate market and their ramifications for residential real estate. Moderator: Deena Zimmerman, Vice President, SVN Chicago Commercial Participants: Chris Bornhoft, CCIM, Broker, Commercial...

The Great Debate: What the MLS Can Be, and What It Should Be

January 14th, 2018
Ask any agent, broker or constituent in real estate: There are challenges facing the Multiple Listing Service. A discussion on the future of the MLS—what it can be, and what it should be—hosted by the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.)...

Making Real Estate Personal Again: LaVerne Pike, Windermere Real Estate

December 16th, 2017
In a business where technology can easily take center stage, LaVerne Pike, an award-winning veteran agent with Seattle’s Windermere Real Estate, stands apart by focusing on the person-to-person connection and a level of service that puts him—not the internet—at the...

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...
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