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The Evolution of Office Space: Where Are We Now?

July 23rd, 2018
Editor’s Note: This is part one of a series that takes an in-depth look at how brokerage offices have transformed. You’re walking along the downtown strip and come across a quaint storefront with large glass windows looking into an agent-occupied...

Half of Homes Past Pre-Recession Values

July 31st, 2018
Half of the homes—50.4 percent—in the nation are past their peaks prior to the recession, with 21 of the 35 largest markets at the milestone value, according to the June Zillow® Real Estate Market Report. Based on the Zillow Home...

Window to the Law: Legal Tips for Selecting a Vendor

August 9th, 2018
Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to inform and educate members about important aspects of being a real estate professional. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily...

NAHB: Affordability Hits Lowest in 10 Years

August 18th, 2018
Affordability has hit its lowest in 10 years, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunities Index (HOI) for the second quarter of 2018. Approximately 57 percent of homes sold in the second quarter were affordable...

The Headline-Making Markets Are Softening

August 27th, 2018
In the expansion following the recession, the conversation in housing has lingered on markets like Denver, Portland and Seattle—places where prices have risen sharply, and demand is discouragingly mismatched with supply. Now, the hottest markets’ prices are slowing, according to...

Cost of Homeownership Increases 3 Times the Price of Renting

September 5th, 2018
With affordability draining quickly, the gap is growing between the amount of buyers with a desire to purchase, and the amount of buyers who actually can. According to an analysis newly released by realtor.com®, the cost of homeownership has increased...

History Happens at Home

September 13th, 2018
All houses have a story to tell. And one exceptional house is sharing its rich tapestry of stories spanning five families and 200 years through the “Within These Walls” exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. This exhibition,...

Market Report: Flatter Rents and Slowing Values

September 24th, 2018
According to the August Zillow® Real Estate Market Report, home prices and rents slowed as summer wound down, with prices up 6.5 percent year-over-year—a departure from 8.2 percent this spring—and rents unchanged. Based on the Zillow Home Value Index and...

In ‘Healthy Shift,’ More Homeowners on Board With Selling

September 30th, 2018
Are homeowners warming up? With prices rapidly rising, homeowners have been reluctant to sell, fearful of being unable to afford another home—a catch-22, because inventory is limited as it is, and compounded further when homes are kept off the market....

Compared to Homeowner Opinions, Appraisals Come in Just Shy

October 10th, 2018
Appraisals came in 0.29 percent shy of what homeowners perceived in terms of value, according to the Quicken Loans National Home Price Perception (HPPI). Appraised home values rose 5.69 percent year-over-year, according to the Quicken Loans National Home Value Index...
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