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Against Grain, Luxury Market Moves Up

September 29th, 2018
Luxury prices are strengthening, with double-digit growth in 20 of the largest markets in the nation—a contrast from the housing market overall, according to the August Luxury Home Index by realtor.com®. The age of inventory in the luxury segment sped...

Inventory Watch: Is ‘Big Change’ on the Horizon?

October 8th, 2018
The grip on inventory is loosening, with fresh listings sprouting up and the severity of the shortage starting to unwind, according to findings by realtor.com®. On an annual basis, there were 8 percent more listings on the market in September,...

Don’t Know Your Mortgage Rate? You Could Be Costing Yourself Thousands

July 22nd, 2018
(TNS)—Not knowing your mortgage rate can be an expensive mistake, especially in this rising interest rate market. Yet nearly three in 10 mortgage holders (29 percent) either didn’t know their mortgage rate or wouldn’t say, according to a survey by...

Appreciation on a Decelerating Trend

July 30th, 2018
Appreciation is on a decelerating trend, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ latest quarterly report. On a national scale, prices rose 6.3 percent in the second quarter of 2018—the fifth quarter in a row of slowing. “Annual home price appreciation nationwide...

Register for iOi: The Intersection of Real Estate and Tech

August 7th, 2018
NAR PULSE—The iOi Summit is three conferences in one, bringing together real estate professionals, investors and innovators, to collaborate on the future of real estate tech. Register now to gain access to 50-plus leading companies, including Facebook, BombBomb, Trust Stamp, DocuSign and...

Staying Ahead of a Shifting Technology Landscape

August 15th, 2018
In the following interview, Dan Bowden, broker/owner of HomeSmart Realty Group in Orland Park, Ill., discusses the advantages of the brand, the local market, technology, and more. Region Served: Midwest Chicago Years in Real Estate: 18 Number of Offices: 3...

New-Home Sales Still Weighed Down

August 23rd, 2018
July new-home sales were still weighed down, dropping 1.7 percent to 627,000, according to the Commerce Department. Inventory in July was 309,000, representing 5.9-months’ supply, and the median price was $328,700. “Although this month marks the lowest sales pace since...

$1 Buys the Most Space In…

September 4th, 2018
Every housing market is unique—in one area, your budget can equal lots of space, and in another, it can mean no spare square footage. Nationwide, the ratio has shrunk, according to an analysis newly released by Zillow. Twenty years ago,...

1 Million Lockboxes Later: SentriLock Celebrates 15 Years With NAR

September 11th, 2018
NAR PULSE—SentriLock, a National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) strategic investment company and REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, is celebrating 15 years as the official lockbox solution for NAR. As the leading electronic lockbox manufacturer and service provider, SentriLock is one of...

Remodeling Spending to Spike

September 22nd, 2018
Across 50 of the largest major markets, home remodeling spending will spike this year, according to findings released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. Expenditures for home remodels will rise by...
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