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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...

Mortgage Rates Roused After Slipping for Weeks

July 28th, 2018
Mortgage rates roused this week, with the average 30-year, fixed mortgage at a 4.54 percent rate, up from 4.52 percent the prior week, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The average 15-year, fixed mortgage rate was 4.02...

Inventory: Is the Drought Easing?

August 5th, 2018
When it comes to the housing market, the conversation has been dominated by pricey properties and short supply—but, under the radar, there has been an improvement in inventory, according to realtor.com®’s recently released July 2018 Monthly Housing Trend Report. The...

Greece: A Life of Luxury

August 13th, 2018
Based in Athens, Greece, JK Property & Yachting has been at the heart of the capital city’s real estate market for 14 years. With Owner/CEO Jeronymo Kontonis at the helm, JK Property & Yachting has continued to grow and evolve...

3 for 3 Listings: What Makes This REALTOR® Hit Home Runs

August 21st, 2018
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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...

Hurricane Florence: 32 Deaths, Housing Shortages and Increasing Flooding Dangers

September 18th, 2018
Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Carolinas over the weekend, battering the region and surround states with record amounts of rainfall; over 30 inches fell in Swansboro, N.C. by Saturday, Sept. 15, as reported by the National Weather Service. Sources...

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices: Marketing Is a Digital Reimagining of an Enduring Brand

September 27th, 2018
During a 2013 interview held in Omaha, Neb., Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., said the eponymous real estate brand would prosper for years to come. “Berkshire Hathaway wants to be in businesses that are enduring,” he...

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate JF Finnegan REALTORS®: Advancing a Legacy in San Francisco

October 6th, 2018
(L to R) Co-Owners/Partners Rick Whipple, Debbie Wong and Steve Belluomini Debbie Wong, Rick Whipple and Steve Belluomini all followed different paths in real estate, but landed at the same destination: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate JF Finnegan REALTORS®....
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