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Some Not-So-Tiny Obstacles in the Growing Market for Tiny Houses

July 26th, 2018
(TNS)—When Tom Alsani heard about plans for a tiny-home community in St. Petersburg, Fla., he got so excited he immediately wanted to know more. “Right now I have a house with three bedrooms, but the kids are gone and I’m...

Building Momentum for Mortgage Rates

August 4th, 2018
There is a building momentum in mortgage rates, with the average 30-year, fixed rate up for the second straight week, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The average 30-year fixed increased to 4.6 percent, up from 4.54...

Homeowner Households Outpaced by Renters: Zillow

August 13th, 2018
From the crest prior to the recession up through 2016, the country’s largest markets now have more renters, according to an analysis recently released by Zillow. In 2000, the rate of renters was 33 percent; from 2006 to 2016, the...

Is the Housing Market Normalizing? One Sign the Tide’s Turning

August 21st, 2018
With demand strong and supply weak, the housing market is overwhelmingly partial to sellers. The average homeowner is profiting $40,000 at resale (with decade-high returns in 2017), and higher in the hottest markets, where they’re attracting multiple offers in record...

Home Price Cuts Increase, but Still Not Buyer’s Market

August 30th, 2018
Realtor.com® has announced the findings of its August housing trend report which revealed a surge in price cuts and the second largest drop in the U.S. median list price in three years. Although competition between buyers remained stiff and list...

The Evolution of the Original Disruptor

September 9th, 2018
A Culture of Productivity, a Bold Tech Strategy, and a Drive for New Ideas and Better Solutions Fuel a Bright Future at RE/MAX Editor’s Note: This is the cover story in the September issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. Subscribe...

The .realestate Member Pre-Sale Has Begun!

September 18th, 2018
NAR PULSE—Your agents cover a lot of ground…your digital presence should, too. From Sept. 18-Nov. 16, REALTORS® with an active .realtor™ domain—FREE for the first year, one per individual member—have exclusive access to purchase .realestate domains before they become available...

Pending Home Sales Slip, Trampled by West

September 27th, 2018
For the housing market, gaining ground is proving to be a struggle. On an annual basis—and for the eighth month in a row—pending home sales slipped, according to the August National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI). Activity...

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®....

A New Path to Homeownership®

July 28th, 2018
Home Partners of America Creates New Homeownership Opportunities for Consumers While Creating New Business Opportunities for Agents Not surprisingly, renting skyrocketed in the U.S. in the wake of the housing crisis—and whether it’s due to continued financial restrictions, misinformation about...
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