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Southern California Homes Ignite Just Months After October Fire Siege

December 12th, 2017
Just two months after the most destructive wildfires in California history—an event labeled the October Fire Siege—Southern California is now the target of various fires that have burned over 250,000 acres of Ventura, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Riverside, Santa Barbara...

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:...

Borrowers Beware: These Mortgage Rules Could Soon Get a Facelift

January 4th, 2018
(TNS)—Getting a mortgage today is much different than it was before the financial crisis. Loans have to meet certain standards and there are many rules lenders and servicers have to follow. But after a shakeup in leadership at the Consumer...

RE/MAX Co-CEO: ‘Will It Be the Same in 2018?’

January 10th, 2018
Editor’s Note: The below commentary is by Adam Contos, co-CEO of RE/MAX. 2017: The Fight to Find a Home. Will It Be the Same in 2018? A few weeks ago, as we wrapped December’s RE/MAX National Housing Report and looked...

Housing Starts Trip Up

January 18th, 2018
But Could ‘Easily’ Exceed 1.3 Million This Year Home-building activity stumbled in December, with housing starts down 8.2 percent to a rate of 1,192,000, according to the latest data from U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban...

New-Home Sales Sink in December

January 25th, 2018
New-home sales sank in December, with sales of new, single-family homes down 9.3 percent to 625,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The average new-home sales price was $398,900, while the...

CFPB ‘Constitutional’ After Appeals Court Ruling

February 1st, 2018
An appeals court on Wednesday upheld the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) organizational structure. The agency, which has been at the center of controversy in the era of Trump, was deemed unconstitutional in a 2016 ruling. The...

Tapping Into Millennial Talent: How Next-Generation Agents Are Redefining Real Estate

February 11th, 2018
This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable discusses millennials in real estate. Moderator Christina Pappas, District Sales Manager, The Keyes Company, Miami, Fla.; Liaison for Large Firms & Industry Relations, NAR Participants Lennox Scott, President, John L....

Experts on Housing Less Optimistic as a Result of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

February 21st, 2018
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is affecting the housing outlook, according to new research. Approximately two-fifths (41 percent) of experts in Zillow’s 2018 Q1 Home Price Expectations Survey have a less optimistic outlook as a result of the reform;...

Pending Sales Cave Under Mortgage Rate, Supply Pressures

February 28th, 2018
January’s pending home sales caved, dropping 4.7 percent in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI). All four of the major regions in the U.S. experienced fewer sales, with the Northeast 9 percent lower, the Midwest...
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