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Fed Raises Rate for Third Time This Year

December 13th, 2017
The Federal Reserve acted as expected on Wednesday, increasing the key interest rate one-quarter percentage point for the third time this year. The action concludes a hastened 12 months for the policymaker, which raised the rate in March and June,...

Balancing Time to Best Serve Clients

December 26th, 2017
In the following interview, Deborah Thompson, REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Hartung and Noblin, Inc., in Tallahassee, Fla., discusses the advantages of Homes & Land marketing, the direction of the market, social media and more. Region Served: Tallahassee Years in Real...

Chord of Confidence: Making Real Estate Agents Look Like Rock Stars

January 7th, 2018
Editor’s Note: What follows is the cover story in the January issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. Real estate moves fast, and how quickly you respond to prospective clients can make or break your chances of getting their business. Mortgage...

California Real Estate Professional Among Mudslide Victims

January 14th, 2018
A Southern California real estate professional perished tragically in the mudslides last week, one of more than 15 victims of the latest catastrophe to strike the state. Rebecca Riskin, of Riskin Partners in Montecito—known as the “first lady of luxury...

Freddie: 2018 ‘Looking Pretty Good’ for Economy, Housing

January 22nd, 2018
Bolstered by economic gains, home-building, prices and sales are all forecasted to outdo 2017 this year, according to Freddie Mac researchers. In Freddie’s January Outlook, “Maintaining Momentum: 2018 and Beyond,” analysts believe the economy is moderating—growing 2.5 percent in 2018,...

The Truth About Technology and the Role of a Real Estate Agent

January 30th, 2018
NAR PULSE—In the last 15 years, the “golden age of consumerism” has ushered in unprecedented access to real estate data, yet the perceived value of working with a REALTOR® has skyrocketed. Why and how? Find out here! 2018 NAR Member...

Facebook Files Patent: Homeowner Data Could Reveal Socioeconomic Status

February 7th, 2018
Have you scrolled by an ad on Facebook for new real estate signs—just a few hours after you searched for them on Google? Ad targeting is not a new concept, but it has transformed over the years through data analysis...

Economic Forecast Rosy, but Susceptible to Volatility

February 19th, 2018
Economic growth likely will not succumb to volatility, with GDP forecasted at a healthy 2.7 percent for the year, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group’s recently released Economic and Housing Outlook for February 2018. There is,...

New-Home Sales Skid in January

February 26th, 2018
New-home sales skidded in January, with sales of new, single-family homes down 7.8 percent to 593,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The average new-home sales price was $382,700, while the...

Even With Headwinds, Hispanic Homeownership Rises

March 5th, 2018
Hispanics are a dominating force in homeownership, closing in on their pre-downturn homeownership rate sooner than the U.S. as a whole, according to the annual National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) report. The Hispanic homeownership rate increased to...
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