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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...

CLOSING THIS WEEK: Are You an Industry Newsmaker? Nominate Yourself or Others Today!

September 13th, 2018
Are you an industry newsmaker, or know someone who is? Act now to nominate yourself or others for RISMedia’s 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers, designed to recognize individuals making headlines as a result of their newsworthy contributions to the residential/commercial real estate industries, and/or...

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...

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....

Gas Pipelines a Blight in Real Estate? Explosions and Easements May Cause Resale Concerns

October 9th, 2018
Natural gas. In recent years, when hearing this single, seemingly minor detail for a property’s utility hook-up, buyers typically conveyed a tone of excitement. Nationally and in recent history, natural gas has been the leading choice for heating fuel in...

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...

Denise Smith Named President of Real Estate Services for Weichert, Realtors®

August 9th, 2018
The Weichert Family of Companies has announced the promotion of Denise Smith to president of Real Estate Services for Weichert, Realtors®. Smith, most recently president of Affiliated Services and senior vice president of Administration, will oversee Weichert, Realtors®, supporting newly...

Driving Down Car Costs Just Got Easier for REALTORS®

August 18th, 2018
Given how many miles most real estate professionals drive, the cost of purchasing and maintaining a vehicle adds up quickly. Fortunately, members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) can enjoy a valuable benefit when purchasing or leasing one of...

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...
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