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Supreme Court Ruling in Wayfair Case a Win for Real Estate and States

August 12th, 2018
On June 21, the Supreme Court issued its holding on South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., reversing a long-standing rule on online sales tax collection in a decision that’s a win for real estate, brick-and-mortar retailers and the states. The case...

Buyers Lured to Midwest:

August 19th, 2018
Buyers are eyeing the Midwest, where, compared to the coasts, there are more practical prices, according to the latest ranking by®. July’s hottest housing markets, based on days on market and online views, were: 1. Midland, Texas Age of...

Zillow Report: A Buyer’s Market in 2020?

August 28th, 2018
In a recent survey conducted by Zillow with Pulsenomics LLC, over 100 real estate economists and industry experts shared their predictions about the U.S. housing market in relation to buyer or seller leanings. While annual home-value appreciation was faster in...

Consumer Confidence at High Point

September 8th, 2018
In August, consumer confidence rose, posting a 133.4 reading in the Consumer Confidence Index® from The Conference Board. July’s reading was 127.9. The Expectations reading of the Index, which gauges how consumers feel about their business, employment and income prospects...

Marriage Equality Continues as LGBT Homeownership Driver: Report

September 16th, 2018
It has been more than three years since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality, paving the way for the continued increase of LGBT married couples purchasing homes, according to the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real...

Case-Shiller: Ease-Off in Home Prices

September 25th, 2018
The foot on the gas is letting up. The explosive growth in home prices is slowing, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices, which found July prices rose 6 percent year-over-year—an easing from 6.2 percent in June, and a March...

Taking It to the Streets: MRED’s New Consumer Campaign for Broker Public Portal

October 2nd, 2018
The real estate industry’s thundering response to the Broker Public Portal (BPP) with Homesnap initiative has been impressive. Backed by brokerages of all sizes across the country, our reach now extends to over 900,000 agents through their MLSs. In the...

What Today’s Sellers Want

July 25th, 2018
The following information is provided by the Center for REALTOR® Development (CRD). NAR has been administering its annual Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey since 1981. The survey has grown from 59 to 131 questions, and gives us great...

DON’T MISS: RISMedia CEO Goes Live for Newsmakers August 6

August 4th, 2018
Credit: PlanOmatic Are you a newsmaker, or do you know someone who is? On Monday, August 6 at 2 p.m. ET, RISMedia CEO John Featherston will dive into RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers Class of 2019 nomination process, live on

Confidence in Housing Teeters

August 12th, 2018
After a positive start to the summer, the confidence consumers have in housing is teetering, according to the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) for July. At 86.5, the Index sunk 4.2 percentage points month-over-month, and 0.3 percentage points...
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