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Confidence in Housing Teeters

August 12th, 2018
After a positive start to the summer, the confidence consumers have in housing is teetering, according to the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) for July. At 86.5, the Index sunk 4.2 percentage points month-over-month, and 0.3 percentage points...

Charitable Giving: Why and How REALTORS® Give Back

August 19th, 2018
Community is at the heart of real estate. This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable discusses their efforts to give. Moderator Christina Pappas, District Sales Manager, The Keyes Company, Miami, Fla.; Liaison for Large Firms & Industry...

Case-Shiller: Home Prices Continue Upward Trend

August 28th, 2018
U.S. home prices continue to surge according to the latest S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices, which found June prices on an upward trend (at 6.2 percent year-over-year), inciting affordability concerns. “Home prices continue to rise across the U.S.” said David M. Blitzer,...

Consumer Confidence at High Point

September 8th, 2018
In August, consumer confidence rose, posting a 133.4 reading in the Consumer Confidence Index® from The Conference Board. July’s reading was 127.9. The Expectations reading of the Index, which gauges how consumers feel about their business, employment and income prospects...

Cutting-Edge Technology: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

September 16th, 2018
This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable discusses embracing new technology wisely.  Moderator Christina Pappas, District Sales Manager, The Keyes Company, Miami, Fla.; Liaison for Large Firms & Industry Relations, National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)  Panelists Thad...

Realogy Announces Cash Offer Program

September 25th, 2018
Realogy has announced cataLIST, a cash offer program, in its first foray into the iBuyer space. Realogy collaborated with Home Partners of America, a lease-to-own program provider, on the venture. cataLIST is available through NRT’s Coldwell Banker branded operations, in limited...

Unique Alliances Deliver Customized Services and Benefits

October 2nd, 2018
NAR PULSE—Over 30 companies deliver significant value or savings to REALTORS® through NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program. Only a handful of these organizations, however, have distinctive status as Unique Alliance partners. These companies are strong supporters of the real estate industry...

Minutes, or Money? Homeowners Save by Trading Off Travel to Work

July 25th, 2018
In city cores, commuting from farther out takes time, but can save thousands, according to an analysis newly released by Zillow. In Boston, there is a 13.4 percent difference in home prices, typically, between the center of the city and...

Nancy Fennell: Staying True to the Vision

August 4th, 2018
Vitals: Dickson Realty Years in Business: 45 Size: 8 offices, 270 agents Regions Served: Northern California and Northern Nevada 2017 Sales Volume: $1,315,884,834 2017 Transactions: 3,061 No. 211 in sales volume in RISMedia’s 2018 Power Broker Report www.dicksonrealty.com After working...

Supreme Court Ruling in Wayfair Case a Win for Real Estate and States

August 12th, 2018
On June 21, the Supreme Court issued its holding on South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., reversing a long-standing rule on online sales tax collection in a decision that’s a win for real estate, brick-and-mortar retailers and the states. The case...
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