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Disruptor Roundup: Ribbon Ties a Cash Bow on Home Offers

September 3rd, 2018
Editor’s Note: The Disruptor Roundup analyzes companies implementing unconventional models. Ribbon is a cash-buyer intermediary that allows homebuyers to beat out the competition in a busy market with multiple-offer scenarios. Buyers have the competitive edge by being able to submit...

Affordability Aside, Housing Optimism Picks Up

September 9th, 2018
The confidence consumers have in housing is picking up steam—but not because of the market outright, according to the August Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI). At 88, the gauge grew 1.5 percentage points month-over-month; however, the confidence consumers...

Poised for the Future: zipLogixTM

September 18th, 2018
zipLogix™ Aims to Dramatically Improve the Real Estate Process  RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine recently had the opportunity to chat with Scott Strong as the one-year anniversary of his appointment as CEO of zipLogix™ approaches. In this exclusive interview, Strong provides a closer...

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...

Travis Baron: A Hands-On Approach to Growth

October 6th, 2018
Vitals: RE/MAX Premier Realty Years in Business: 40 Size: 3 offices, 128 agents Regions Served: Orange County, Calif., and all surrounding counties 2017 Sales Volume: $628 million 2017 Transactions: 1,418 www.premier-realty.com Travis Baron has been around the real estate game...

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...

Deadly California Wildfires Claim Lives and Real Estate

August 6th, 2018
Fires Continue to Rage in Northern California The Carr Fire—the largest of the 17 currently ravaging Northern California, and the fourth most destructive in the state’s history—has claimed the lives of seven people and burned through 160,049 acres across Shasta...

Financial Wellness Starts Now!

August 14th, 2018
NAR PULSE—The National Association of REALTORS® proudly introduces the Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness, a new online resource designed specifically to help all REALTORS®—no matter age, industry experience or amount of wealth—navigate financial planning and prepare for retirement. Encourage your...

Existing-Home Sales Stuck

August 22nd, 2018
Another Month, Another Sales Slump For the fourth month straight, existing-home sales slid, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. Activity declined 0.7 percent in July, to 5.34 million, down 1.5 percent from the prior year. Inventory rewound, as well,...

U.S. Housing Markets Moving Into Rent Territory for First Time in Over 8 Years: Report

September 3rd, 2018
U.S. housing markets, when viewed as a whole, are now in rent territory, meaning renting and reinvesting, on average, will outperform owning and building equity in terms of wealth creation, according to the latest national index produced by Florida Atlantic...
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